Tonight we had a great spontaneous family evening with Jeremy's parents and sister. We ate, played Yahtzee, talked, and all laid hands on my belly and prayed over our little one. Good times for sure!
We also announced our son's name to them, so it's official that we are sharing the name now. But before I get to that, it's cool how the name came to be...
A week or two before we found out whether our child was a boy or girl Jeremy started praying for if our child was a boy, for God to give him a name that had meaning, that we could speak into our childs life. Within a few days Jeremy felt the Lord leading him to Noah. Jeremy meditated on how in Noah's day the world was extremely depraved and corrupt (so much so that God purged the entire human race besides Noah and his family through the flood), but Noah was found blameless and righteous despite the world around him. Noah was a man of God
Genesis 6:5-9 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them." But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.
And this is what we pray for our son, that despite the depravity around him, despite the corruption in the world, that he will be righteous, blameless, and that he will walk with God.
So (drum roll please) Noah Dominic Mangerchine it is. Dominic was chosen because we like the name, because it hints on the Italian heritage of the Mangerchine roots, and because it means "of God" and I just LOVE that!!!!! (In case you are wondering Noah means rest/ comfort in Hebrew).
So there you have it folks.