Why isn't now as good of time as any to unveil our new little guy's name? I'm sitting in our hotel room waiting for JB to get done with his last session of the day. Isaac is trying to take a nap, but this noisy hotel has caused some difficulties in that department. Entertaining a five month in a hotel for three days isn't the easiest thing I have ever done . . . but that's another topic entirely.
So I thought to myself, what can I do to pass the time?! Aaahhh, I can blog the name of our new little guy. (Actually I am not bored, whatsoever. Between work and Isaac, I am plenty busy, but it still seemed like a fun thing to do.) Since our new little boys' name is official, and since we have begun letting it out to friends and family as the opportunities avail themselves, I thought I should just go ahead and unveil it on the blog so that we can quit calling the little jumping bean (JB & I actually saw him move last night in addition to feeling him all the time) a lima bean and actually start calling him by his name: Elijah Luke.
So there it is. Now the bigger picture. The reason behind our choice? Well . . . Elijah means "The Lord is My God" which seemed to fit well with our celebration of the addition of this child into our lives and the miracle that we all know he is. Luke is just a name that goes well with it and that we both liked. He was also the physician which is kind of cool as well. We wanted to try and do an Old/New Testament combination again as we did with Isaac John, and I think we found a combo that we both really like. We both only know one Elijah (Elijah R.) and he is a great kid so that didn't turn us away from the name. It only takes knowing one bad person to ruin a name forever. I had a few people in elementary school who were mean to me. I can't name my children after them for crying out loud! So those names are crossed off my list forever. We also think Elijah goes well with Isaac. They are both solid, Biblical, strong boys' names.
Many people have asked me if I have had names picked out forever. Definitely not. I mean, once upon a time, when JB and I were first married, we would talk of names we liked. But as the years slowly passed by, and all of our friends started having babies and "stealing" our names, we gave that game up. Before finding out about Isaac, it had honestly been years since we had even breathed a name of hope in our house.
And now, we have two little names: Elijah Luke and Isaac John. Our boys.
So there you have it! The secret is out. I hope you like it. And if you don't, don't tell me.