(God is my strength) Sterling
(valuable) - that was the only first name we could agree on. I actually wanted Sterling Lysander or Lysander Sterling, but DH hated that and actually wanted him to have NO middle name. But after the birth he saw how much I had to go through and felt that I should pick a middle name if I wanted. Gabriel suits him very well! And his full name Gabriel Sterling Angel, conjures up a beautiful picture in my mind.Uriah
(God is fire) John
(God is gracious) - again had trouble coming up with a first name, but this one suits my son very well, he has a fiery personality. John we picked after John the baptist, and also it is my father's and brother's middle name and BIL's name.Ayla
(Oak in hebrew, Moonlight in turkish) Hadassah
(Myrtle) - I feel kinda silly saying this but Ayla we picked from a techno song we heard
. It's just a beautiful name with a beautiful song. She was born on Purim, Queen Esther's original hebrew name was Hadassah, so that was decided as her middle name instead of Miriam while I was in labor. I think the meanings reflect the kind of woman I'd like for her to grow into also, oak trees have strength and myrtle has beautiful, sweet-smelling flowers.Noah
(Peaceful, comforting) Yitzchak
(laughter) - I had a dream that he was born and I named him calm and peaceful, so I started searching names with those meanings and he ended up being born the week of the reading of the torah/bible portion of Noah. Still we didn't decide until a few days after the birth. I think I also picked these names because I felt I needed more peace and laughter in my life. He does laugh and cause a lot of laughter, but the peace has died down as he's nearing his testing 2's. Hopefully it will resurface.
I had a dream before I found out I was pregnant that this baby's name is Emana. Which is fine with me, but DH thinks I'm nuts. So we'll see. Would really like another girl. Girl's names are just so much easier to come up with it seems.