Do you remember this post? The one is which I shared the naming of Ivy Pearl?
Some of you asked if I would share how we decided upon the names for the sextuplets, and I'm finally getting around to it. Part of the delay has been lack of time, but it's mostly that I've had to work up the courage. You see, I adore all of their names, and I'm brokenhearted over the fact that I don't get to use them as a part of everyday life. I can't say to Lucia, "Mommy loves you," or to Tryg, "Please be careful by the stairs."
Because I love their names, it would be my pleasure to share the significance behind them.
Our lovely first born, Lucia Rae had her name long before the others. Before I was even pregnant, I wanted to name our first girl Luciana (pronounce lu-she-ah-na), and call her Lucia (lu-sha). I lived in Italy during my junior year of college and loved the idea of giving our daughter an Italian name. Also, the meaning of Luciana is "graceful illumination." Isn't that lovely? However, when we started naming the babies, they were all getting 1-2 syllable names, and a name with four syllables didn't seem to fit, so we decided to just name Baby A, Lucia, which means "light." Lucia's middle name, Rae, is in honor of my mother's whose middle name is also Rae.
Bennet Ryan, our first born boy, was given his name last! It was Memorial Day, a few weeks before the babies were born and I started having a panic attack and was so worried that I would have the babies and one of the boys wouldn't have a name. Ryan told me not to worry and that afternoon while I took a nap, he scoured baby name sites for the perfect name. When I awoke from my nap, the first thing he said to me was, "Bennet." I loved it from the start. It means "little blessed one," and it seemed only fitting that Bennet would receive his daddy's name as his middle name. From then on, Baby B was Bennet Ryan.
Like Lucia's name, we also had the name Tryg before I was pregnant. It's a Scandinavian name, meaning "true." Ryan and I both love how strong and manly it sounds and it was also special because I come from a Scandinavian heritage. For this reason, we gave Tryg my dad's name as his middle name. Baby C, Tryg Brenton.
Now for little Lincoln Sean. The first time I heard the name Lincoln, was on the show, Prison Break. I mentioned it to Ryan and he loved it, so that was that. It wasn't until he was born that we learned one of the meanings of his name is, "by the sea." It made me think that he would have been a deep thinker, contemplating the things of God. Linc was given Ryan's father's name as his middle name, so Baby D was Lincoln Sean.
And Sylas, our sweet Baby E. His name came to me during one of the few times I was allowed outside during my 7 week hospital stay. Ryan was wheeling me around and it's almost as though the name Sylas was whispered to my spirit. Ryan liked it immediately, but his only stipulation was that we spell it with a "y" instead of an "i." His reasoning was that if Sylas wanted to sign his name "Sy," he didn't want people thinking that his name was "yes" in Spanish. Makes sense. No problem. Sylas was given Ryan's brother's name, Christopher, as his middle name. Christopher has been distant from the family for quite some time and it has been our prayer that God will use Sylas to bring restoration not only to the Morrison family, but to many families around him.
And Cadence Alana, our teeny tiny, darling little girl. I first heard the name Cadence while working at Starbucks. One of our customers had a baby named Cadence. When I first brought the name up with Ryan, he didn't really like it because it's a musical term and being a musician, it was too strange for him. However, it didn't take long for him to love the name because it was a musical term. Cadence means "rhythm" or according to some references "melody." It suited our darling Baby F, because right from the beginning this girl was a dancer. Every ultra sound, she was going crazy, flipping this way and that. I loved it. Cadence was given the name Alana for her middle name, which is also my mother-in-laws middle name. It means "beautiful." Oh, and she was our beautiful melody.
If you didn't leave a comment on the last naming post or even if you did and you want to do it again, I'd love to hear the significance behind your name or your children's names.
Thanks for listening. It really does make me happy to talk about my babies.