Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What's In a Name

When Joe and I were discussing baby names we didn't put too much emphasis on their meaning. We were going to name a boy Alexander because that was my maiden name, not because it means "defender of men," although that would be a great name for the future President of the United States . So when we decided on the name Ella it was solely because that is my grandma's name and we liked it. And the night before Ella was born Joe and I started discussing the name Joella. It wasn't until she was born that the decision was officially made (although I think adding the Jo was in Joe's plan all along). Joe took one look at her and said, "Her name is Joella...she looks like a Joella.". It wasn't until later that we found out that Joella is the female version of Joel, and it means "Jehovah is God!" What a powerful name! And how appropriate for our little girl.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Katie - Reid and Talitha again, just wanted to peek in and see how your babe is doing. She is very beautiful and it sounds like everyone is settling in together! God bless!