Thursday, April 22, 2010

Name Game

It's a little after the fact, but I thought I'd share River's birth announcement with everyone.
I get a lot of people asking why I named him River. We liked the idea of a river flowing constantly towards a single source and overcoming all obstacles in its way. Rivers can be gentle, but strong when needed. Plus it's a biblical name... well they talk about a lot of rivers in The Bible anyway.
Had I been a boy, my name would have been Lucas. My little brother was lucky enough to end up with it. I love him and I love the name. I must remember being called Lucas in the womb, because it makes me smile whenever I hear it.
Bear, of course, comes from my husband. River just got lucky that the best dad in the world, also had a cool last name.
On a side note, before I told anyone what we were naming him, I had a friend call and ask if we had picked out a name. We were trying to keep it secret, so I denied having a name picked out. She called back the next day and said she could not get a name out of her head and she really felt like the baby's name was supposed to be River. I had never mentioned it as an option and it's not like it's a common name... weird huh? Or should I say... cool huh?


Jensens said...

I love his name...and he is so darn cute! The announcement picture is especially precious.

Candice said...

He IS River. I love your name. My parents named me Candice, because it was cute. I would have liked to have symbolism and meaning. A name like River will never run out of symbolism, and will define him in good ways. Plus, despite the wonderfully memorable last name, he has an awesome, close to one of a kind first name. There will not be a thousand Rivers in his Primary Class.

Thank you so much for coming by yesterday. That was so awesome. It was fun to see him in real life. He is such a happy baby.