Monday, September 01, 2008

Coming Out Part 2

First of all, let me say that I am sorry for taking so long. I am sad to tell you that I am *sniff, sniff* without internet! It would seem that my router is dead. So I'm borrowing someone else's internet long enough to send this out, and I hope to be getting my new router today.

Okay, about the names. Well, no one actually guessed them correctly. So here they are:
Joshua, 10
Daniel, 8
Rachael, 6
Abigail, with Jesus
Zechariah, 3 (he goes by Zach a lot)
Isaiah, 2 this past Friday!

Rebecca, from The Washington Walkers, came very close. If you took Joshua from the middle of her list and moved him to the top, you'd read them exactly as they came into our family. Her blog is a heart-filled look into the life of a homeschooling mom. If you look at her post on Aug. 31, I believe you will get a real feel for who she is.

The Broken Man was dangerously close in that he understood the evolution of the names. His blog has a familiar humor to it that I find amusing if not funny. It is peppered with bits of controversial theology that make for an interesting read, even if I'm not sure I agree with his understanding of scripture.

Joshua was so named because we liked it. Daniel was a last minute change from Christopher (I mean REALLY last minute).

Rachael was the first name chosen specifically because it was a Biblical name. We realized that both of the boys' names were Bible names and decided to keep that theme. Abigail was my choice of names for our second daughter, but Loren liked the name Sarah. When she was born so ill, Loren's heart's desire was to allow me to choose. I said Sarah, because my heart's desire was to give to Loren. He assured me that he wanted her to have the name that I wanted to give her, so we together named her Abigail. I'm so glad.

Daniel insisted on naming baby #5 Zach. We knew lots of Zachary's, but that wasn't Biblical. Zechariah seemed a bit "out there," but we finally decided to go with it anyway. I guess that progression from top 10 names (Joshua, Daniel, and Rachael) to names that were certainly less common (Abigail and Zechariah) made it seem a little boring to go with another common one (like Jacob or Paul or Matthew). We also realized that all of them were Old Testament names, so we thought we'd keep that theme. Then we realized that all of the boys' names were also names of books of the Old Testament. So we somehow came down to Isaiah.

There you have it!


Rebecca said...

How fun to have finally learned your kids' names. I like them all. We are seriously considering Abigail if our next baby is a girl. I'll have to let you know when we find out what we're having. Looking forward to reading more of your blog. Have a great day.

The Purvis Pendulum said...

where's a updated post.... ????

Sheila (and My Bumblebee) said...

Hi Shelly,
Don't know if you still check your blog or not but, wanted to say hi.
Hope all is okay and hope to hear from you soon.


Kathy said...

Hey! I have two of those boring, common, biblically named children! David and Jacob.. LOL! Seth, however, is far less common.