Birth announcement: Chiara Margaret Teivanui-O-Te-Marae!

I posted a consultation for Chelsea and her husband (they’re in New Zealand!) back in January, and Chelsea’s let me know her little one has arrived — a little girl whom they’ve given the full-of-significance gorgeous name Chiara Margaret Teivanui-O-Te-Marae!

Chelsea writes,

Just to let you know that our baby was born on 24 April. We’ve named her Chiara Margaret Teivanui-O-Te-Marae. Chiara for Chiara Luce Badano, Margaret for 2 of her great grandmothers, with the meaning together along the lines of ‘bright pearl’.

Teivanui-O-Te-Marae was her x5 great grandmother, and means along the lines of ‘bringer of all the people together’. Teivanui-O-Te-Marae was the Queen of the island of Atiu in the Cook Islands. That was also the island that we got engaged on as 20 year olds. We decided to keep the full title, as a tribute as well to her great grandmother even if it makes her name very long!

(For an explanation of Cook Island names, see Chelsea’s consultation — so interesting!)

Isn’t that just an amazing name?? Baby Chiara joins big sibs:

Zelie Rose
Gianna Beryl
Theodore Ignatius Tutonga
Dominic Joseph John

What a beautifully named family. 😍 Congratulations to the whole family, and happy birthday Baby Chiara!!

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Chiara Margaret Teivanui-O-Te-Marae

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Chiara “in her baptism gown (handed down from my family, my mother and her siblings and cousins wore it). She was baptised on Sunday on the feast of Pentecost, 3 weeks old.”

10 thoughts on “Birth announcement: Chiara Margaret Teivanui-O-Te-Marae!

  1. So beautiful! I loved Chiara, but hubby isn’t as much a fan of the name, so had to take it off our list. So glad to hear it used so soon after I had to say my good-bye to it. What a lovely name and so much meaning!!

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