I take extraordinary care in selecting a name for our children. There are a few "requirements".
-First, the first name must be a Biblical name.
-Second, the name must have a positive or uplifting meaning.
-Third, the person that had the name before must project some sort of example of who I want this child to be, a mentor of sorts.
-Forth, it must be "just right" when we are considering it, and it can not be the same or similar as other family members or friends (or just people we knew and did not like in the past).
-Fifth, we must have that "feeling" that THIS
is the name for THIS
child. (Like when we were first pg, we REALLY like the name Nathaniel and wanted to use it, however, when our first son arrived, he was just NOT
Nathaniel. But our second son was.
-And finally, sixth, the middle name must begin with a "D" and have a "good" meaning (if there is a meaning to it).
Anyways, here are my children:Sarah (Princess) Denise (of Dionysus)
The Person: She was the wife of Abraham, mother of the Hebrew nation
The Story: Abraham & Sarah's life Genesis 11 - 25
Special Verse: Heb 11:11 "Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised."Jessica (God Watches) Darlene (Tenderly Beloved, little darling)
The Person: Named after Jesse (King David's father) which means Wealthy. He was the father of "the man after God's own heart", so he must have taught him well.
The Story: Ruth 4:17, I Samuel 16: 1-13, 17:12-14, I Chronicles 2:12-15
Special Verse: I Samuel 16:1
"I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons."Seth (Appointed) Daniel (my judge is the Lord)
The Person: Adam's third son and the chosen one to carry on to the line of Christ
The Story: Genesis 4: 25-26, 5:3, 5:8
Special Verse: Genesis 4:25
"And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD."Hannah (Gracious) DeAnne (Divine)
The Person: Mother of Samuel, prayed for a son, and her prayers were answered
The Story: I Samuel 1-2:21
Special Verse: 1Sa 1:17-18
"Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him. And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad."Nathaniel (Gift of God) Derrick (famous powerful ruler)
The Person: A Disciple of Jesus, whom Jesus said "In whom is no gile".
The Story: John 1:45-49
Special Verse: John 1:47
"Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"Gabrielle (Strength of God) Doreen (Golden)
The Person: Named after the angel in the Bible, a messenger of God
The Story: The Book of Daniel, Luke Chapter 1
Special Verse: Luke 1:19
"And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings."Gideon (Feller - Hewer - Destroyer) Darryl (Dear, beloved)
The Person: He was the youngest son in his family, a judge of the OT, he was a feller/destroyer of the high places of evil
The Story: Judges 6:1 - 8:32
Special Verse: Jdg 7:14
"This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host."Zephaniah (the Lord is my secret)
[middle name still pending]
The Person: He was a prophet of God
The story: the book of Zephaniah
Special Verse: Zep 1:1 "The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah..."Isaiah (God is Salvation) Dylan - (no meaning)
The Person: He was a prophet of God
The story: the book of Isaiah
Special Verse: Isaiah 6:8
"Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."
For our upcoming arrival, a girl will be:Jordan (Descend; flow down) Dayana (The judge)
-This was choosen because we feel this would be a crossing point, leaving the old behind and heading into a new era of time in our lives. And the Jordan was a significant point that the Hebrews had to cross to get to the Promised Land.
But not sure of a boys name at this time.