Thursday, May 14, 2009

Our Baby Girl Has a Name!

Our sweet gal #3 will be named Reese!  While Liv and Holland's names were quick to fruition, Reese's name has been changed a number of times before we finally decided on it.  Her actual full name, though, will be Georgia Reese. Georgia was the only agreed upon 2nd name, and it flows much better in front of Reese, than behind Reese.  

Reese means "enthusiasm".  This has caused both of us to chuckle.  I can hardly imagine what another enthusiastic girl will bring to our family!  I can't wait to meet her!  

Enthusiasm is a word actually formed from 2 Greek words: en = in, theos = god. So the literal meaning of enthusiasm is "God in". What an important calling! If God is in the effort, think of the tremendous work that can be done!  

My favorite synonym of enthusiasm is "readiness". 

One of my favorite things to do after naming our children, is to find that one verse that brings even more meaning to their names.  I love the following verses, but haven't chosen one yet.  If you have any additional verses that speak to you, please post in the comment section! 

Ecclesiastes 9:10 "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…" 

Colossians 3:23 - Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.

Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

2 Corinthians 8:10-12 And here is my advice about what is best for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.

Nicknames are plenty with this little one.  Already the girls call her:

little chicken (Liv's creation, but please do not hop onto this bandwagon :o)

After deciding on her name, Liv wanted me to tell her what other names we were considering when she was a baby.  I couldn't remember, so I looked back at my journal.  I couldn't believe it!  Her final name choices had been:

1. Liv (0bviously)
2. Reese
3.  Holland  

God had planned for these 3 girls well before we had!  

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