Choosing a child’s name is a huge responsibility for a parent. Think about it – your child will have the name you choose for the rest of his life. That’s incredible!
When Christopher’s family was over on Sunday, Christopher mentioned that he and Anna Marie were going to spend an hour working on baby names that evening. This was not their first time pondering names, either. They take picking a name seriously, considering and praying about what the Lord would have for their child.
Here are most of the characteristics that they take into consideration when choosing a name:
- The character traits of the person(s) in Scripture with the name (good and bad)
- The meaning of the name
- How the meaning of the first and middle names combine for a custom name meaning/life vision
- How the first->middle->last sound together
- The initials
- Whether we, [Christopher and Anna Marie], like the name
I hope this will be an encouragement to those who are expecting a little one right now, and for those who are looking forward to a family someday — thoughts to ponder!
“And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing
also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found
grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. “