A birth story, and the importance of giving your baby a good name

Mandi at A Blog About Miscarriage has just posted the most wonderful birth story! Her little David is one of our own — I was honored to do a consultation for her while she was pregnant, and to offer nickname ideas for the little man once he arrived — and his birth story is amazing. Suffice it to say, I now know how the mess from a car birth is cleaned up! 😮 I’m also so moved by the healing God allowed Mandi to experience through David’s birth. He is so good, and knows exactly what we need. ❤

Speaking of births, I read Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts over the Thanksgiving weekend, and loved this bit about baby naming:

 

“Name’s important,” [Moses] said. “Keeps track of who you are.”

“I guess so.”

“That’s right. Name’s an important thing. You picked a name for your baby yet?”

“Not, but I got some I’m thinking about.”

“Well, take your time. Can’t rush a thing like that. Name’s too important to hurry.”

“You know,” she said as she popped the Life Saver into her mouth. “I’ve been thinking about Wendi, with an i, or maybe Candy, if it’s a girl.”

“Get your baby a name that means something. A sturdy name. Strong name. Name that’s gonna withstand a lot of bad times. A lot of hurt.”

I know we all totally get it. The names of our faith absolutely help us know who to turn to in the bad times.

I hope Advent has started in a wonderful and blessed way for you all!

10 thoughts on “A birth story, and the importance of giving your baby a good name

  1. I looove that quote. Good words, Billie Letts! And what a wonderful birth story from Mandi. Thankful that God gave her such a good surprise in David’s birth. 🙂

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  2. “Get your baby a name that means something. A sturdy name. Strong name. Name that’s gonna withstand a lot of bad times. A lot of hurt.” — SO important! I feel like so many people forget this! You are naming a person, an adult, not just a child 🙂 That’s why I love this blog, everyone puts so much thought and weight into the names that they are choosing, they’re names for real people!

    Happy Advent! One of the best times of the year!

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  3. Thanks for sharing, Kate! I included so much detail about the car because I’ve gotten a ton of questions about it (along with lots of questions about where/who cut the umbilical cord).

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  4. I suppose it happens that a name might be carelessly given, but I prefer to think of all the Love that has gone into choosing names for a new little soul! Having said that, each of our “tastes” born of affectionate relevance to something… somehow… can certainly cause us to give more appreciation to names that we don’t particularly see the beauty of! Helps me to think that way, anyway…
    So, I agree with Grace, that this blog is so spectacular because it really gives “namin'” the respect that you would hope for!

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