So just in case anyone did not realize, we chose to not find out the sex of our baby. Life is full of surprises, though not all of them are as fun as this one. So we were looking at boy names and girl names. I am going to keep the ones we didn’t use this time secret because ya never know. ;)
We tossed lots of names back and forth through the entire 9 months. We had talked about using one of our parent’s middle names for a middle name. We didn’t really want to name our baby after anyone’s first name. Too confusing. lol
So we were asleep in bed one night and I woke up to find Nathan awake too. I asked what he was doing and he said, “What do you think of the name, Rebekah Lynn?” I said, “I like it, but it is 2 o’clock in the morning!” I then rolled over and went back to sleep. The next morning we added it too our list but we decided that we were not going to pick any specific names until we had held our baby.
When she was born the Dr honestly didn’t tell me if it was a boy or girl. I asked 2 or 3 times, “Is it a boy or girl!?” before my mom was able to see and tell me it was a girl. The minute I heard that I knew what her name was supposed to be. I looked at Nathan and said, “I think it is supposed to be Rebekah Lynn”. He asked if I was sure since neither of us had gotten to hold her yet. I was positive. I looked across the room at my mom and told her, “Grandma, meet Rebekah Lynn!” It was such an incredible feeling, knowing exactly what her name was supposed to be. I truly believe God gave her daddy that name.
Rebekah – One who is bound to God
Lynn – A form of Linda, meaning one who is soft and beautiful. This is also Nathans mom’s middle name.
I pray that she will grow to be a woman who is bound to God with a soft and beautiful spirit.