Birth announcement: Taavi Orion!

I’d done a private consultation for Lynda, who was also the winner of the Annunciation Designs giveaway last week!, and she’s let me know her little guy has arrived and been given the amazingly handsome name … Taavi Orion!

Lynda writes,

Baby got here on Friday! His name is Taavi Orion (last minute change)! … My husband’s name is David so this was too perfect.”

What a great week for her! 😀 Excitingly for me, Taavi — a Finnish form of David — was one of the names I’d suggested to her after being inspired by this little Taavi — it’s such a cool name, I love it! He joins big sibs:

Mirai (meer-eye) Luna
Evander Sol
Aviva Estrella

What a family! Such beautiful names!!

Congratulations to all, and happy birthday Baby Taavi!!


Taavi Orion (I’m dying over his thumb! 😍 )


Birth announcement: Taavi Ross!

I posted a consultation for Shannon, from the blog We, A Great Parade, and her husband back in April, and she’s let me know her baby has arrived, a handsome little boy with the handsomely eye-catching name … Taavi Ross!

Shannon writes,

Hi Kate! Wanted to let you know that we welcomed our son on May 20th! (We barely missed a shared birthday on the 19th!) 9 lb 6 oz and 21 inches long. It was a peaceful and quick labor, and we are so thankful for his little presence in our family.

His name is Taavi Ross Evans!

Taavi (pronounced tah-vee) is a derivative of David and means “beloved”. It was a name we found after you and I did the consultation, so not one I had mentioned to you. My husband and I love the sound, the meaning, and the nod to both the poet-king and the bishop Saint who is also the patron of poets! Ross is a family name on my husband’s side.

Big brothers Alyosha and Moses are adorably proud.

Thanks for all your and your readers’ help brainstorming! It was such a fun and helpful experience!

I love all the meaning behind this little guy’s name! And I’m always so intrigued by Finnish names, it is SO cool to see a family use one.

Congratulations to the whole family, and happy birthday Baby Taavi!!


Taavi Ross