Wednesday, February 06, 2008

And He Shall Be Called...

The Breakdown:

Ethan: Hebrew in origin. Means one who is firm and steadfast. Casey and I decided for sure on this name when I admitted to him that out of the 10 or so names on our final list that this was my secret favorite. And then he said it was his secret favorite too.

Joseph: Also Hebrew in origin. Means God will increase. This name is the long form of Casey's middle name and his grandfather's middle name: Joe.

We're so excited to have the name picked out. It's amazing how much more of a person he seems now that he's got a name!

12 comments:

Dara said...

I love it! What a wonderful name... you both did really well in selecting it! I can't wait to meet baby Ethan in person!

Stephanie said...

How exciting! Thanks for telling us, Rachel! I love the name! And I can't wait to meet him!

Kristen said...

Love it! I like that both of the names you chose are Hebrew.

Becky said...

I thought you were going to make us wait until after he arrived!!!
This is a pleasant surprise to find out early!

Carissa said...

Like everyone above, I love his name! That's cute that you and Casey both secretly wanted the same name.

Heather said...

I love it!!

LoriLoo310 said...

It's perfect.

(side note: my word verification is "ethajsf," how appropriate!)

mindy said...

Great choice!! Y'all are so cute with your secret favorites:)

Kristi said...

I love that name! I really like the meaning of it as well. Now the wait is on for putting a face with the name!!!!!!!

Lindsay said...

I love Ethan also. Thanks for sharing - Blake and Ethan will be best buds. :)

Amberly said...

Beautiful name, Rachel! Such a special meaning, too. I can't wait for pictures!

aunt carolyn said...

I told Heather also, I'm having a joint baby shower for Ethan and Kenna at my house. Let me know when you can come to Florida! :-)