Birth announcement: Elias Pier Giorgio!

A mama I did a private consultation for has let me know her seventh baby has arrived — the handsomely named Elias Pier Giorgio!

She writes,

Announcing the birth of Elias Pier Giorgio, born February 1, at 10:28, in Regina, Saskatchewan, weighing 7 lbs 8 oz.

I think that the Marian connection to Elias, that you made for us, gave the name meaning to my husband and he chose my favourite as a first name. I let my husband choose the middle names and decided it was nice to honour the Saint with both names. Perhaps he was teasing me, for nine months, with Septimus….

The older kids are loving this new brother soooo much. He has barely been set down since the moment he came home.

Thanks for all your suggestions. We all had fun (including aunties and grandma) contemplating these name ideas along with our other ideas.”

I love this little baby’s name!! So handsome and significant!!

His older siblings have equally amazing names:

Connor Kenneth Joseph
Christian Michael David
Mattea Gabriella Grace
Tomas Micah Joseph
Emmett Maximillian Sheen
Magnus John Paul

What a family! I’ve been kind of swoony lately over two middle names — you’re able to fit in so much that way! Beautiful beautiful names.

Congratulations to the whole family, and happy birthday baby Elias!!


Elias Pier Giorgio


12 thoughts on “Birth announcement: Elias Pier Giorgio!

  1. Gorgeous name! I’ve often consider Elias as its a family name on my dad’s side. Kate, I’d love to read about the Marian connections of Elias. I know the Carmelites have a strong devotion to him but beyond that I’m fairly Ill-informed.

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    • It’s the Carmelite connection I’m thinking of! When Elijah was on Mt. Carmel in 1 Kings (I think) and he saw the cloud “as small as a man’s hand” rising from the horizon over the water, Carmelite tradition holds that Elijah understood this cloud to be a symbol of the Virgin Mother who would bear the Messiah as foretold in Isaiah 7:14. Tradition also suggests that, even in Old Testament times, a group of hermits lived in the model of Elijah on Mt. Carmel, praying for the Mother who was to come. I find that so moving! They loved Mary before they knew her. ❤ This is a beautiful resource for more info:

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  2. Curious how Mattea is pronounced. Ma-TEE-ah or Ma-TEE (like Chelsea or tea)? I know another one, but from a Deaf family so I never hear it voiced. I almost went with Magnus for my son, but did a different nod to JPII instead 🙂

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