What’s in a name?

Some people have asked about the names we have chosen for our children. Mainly because they are popular names, and names many of our close friends have chose as well. So I decided I would write a post on why we chose each name for our little blessings.
When Timothy and I were planning our wedding, God laid a passage of Scripture on my heart that sort of “themed” our life together. Like many other couples, this was the passage in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 which says;

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
As well as this passage and theme, we chose Roses to be the flowers in our wedding. Roses are my favorite flower.
When we found out, just a little over a month after our wedding, that we were expecting our first baby, we knew right away that she was going to be a girl, and that her name would be Charity Rose.
Then, on September 1, just a few short months after Charity was born, we got word that my brother David had passed away. This was by far, the hardest thing to go through. When I became expecting again, just one month later, I knew it would be a boy ad that he should be named after his uncle. We chose the name Josiah David.
With this little guy, things went about much differently. When I found out I was pregnant, to be honest, I was not ready! I was still getting the hang of the little ones I had. It made it much more difficult to embrace the pregnancy. Plus, during the time I was pregnant, we went through back to back trials.
I didn’t know whether the baby would be a boy or a girl, or what to name the baby. This was much different, bc with the others, we knew right away… Even after we found out he was a boy, (which was a shock, bc shortly before, we decided it was probably a girl) we still had no name in mind. After months of looking up names, there was one that kept sticking in our mind, and that was the name Joshua. We still kept it as a maybe though, bc we struggled with it being so close to Josiah, and didn’t want to be all mixed up.
About a month before he was to come we finally settled on it, mainly bc it was the only one that really stuck out. Shortly before that time, Timothy’s grandpa Jesse had passed away, so we decided that it fit. We named him Joshua Jesse.
So there it is šŸ™‚


2 thoughts on “What’s in a name?

  1. You say you went through alot of trials and for a long time didnt know his name and wasnt ready cause you were still getting the hang of the ones you have, well then joshua fits perfectly cause when moses died joshua was not ready yet to be a leader and wasnt sure he could handle it and then the isrealites at the time were going through alot of trials as well so Joshua had to trust God that he could handle the leadership he was taking on while grieving his beloved leader and mentors death. Just as you have to trust God that you can handle the two young kids while taking on a new birth, and that God would get you through the pregnancy and caring for the kids and a newborn while going through the trials and grieving tims grandfathers death, and that you can be the leader that you like Joshua may not think you are ready to be. So see the name fits perfect and thats why it stood out! Good job sis and as always you are a great writer and have been since we were a child! proud of ya muh!

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