Some parents know their children’s names from the time they are tweens, planning their weddings and families and personal fairy tales. Some keep the baby name a secret until they are born. Others pick a name for its meaning or the way it sounds or to match the first letter of every other person in the family. People pray for months over their child’s name. Others consult mediums and specialists who supernaturally help them decide on the right name. And some people (I’ve known a few) don’t even name their children until after they are born. They just don’t know who they are yet!
Choosing a baby name has been an important part of life since… well… probably since humans have started naming their children. And there is (almost) always a good reason or story behind the big choosing of the name.
For us, the name was everything. Continue reading