Thanks everyone for the positive comments. Noah was never one of my favorite names but I believe it really belongs to him. In Judaism it is said that parents receive 1/6oth of prophesy when picking their child's name. The name Noah jumped out at me when I found out it meant "comfort, rest, peaceful" When labor got really hard my mantra was "Relax and G-d will send comfort. He comforts those who are weary" and it got me through. Then I decided to look into the weekly Torah portion for ideas and it happened to be Noah. I read through that and when it came to the part about the raven and dove being sent out I remembered a dream I had during pregnancy when I wanted to know the baby's sex. In the dream I gave birth and knew it was a boy and I was holding him, only it wasn't a baby but a little wet bird! I went walking around showing people and everyone ooohed and aaahhed about what a beautiful baby boy he was and I thought I was going crazy because no one else saw the little bird. Yitzchak was picked because it means "laughter" and he was already laughing belly laughs at 3 days old. It's hard to describe how it's pronounced, it's how it looks except the 'ch' is a sound like you have something in your throat -HTH.
Alicia + James = Gabriel (9), Uriah (7), Ayla (5), Noah (3), Azriel (1), and due Oct. 2011