1. Love! I feel like we have a lot in common, Marilyn! I also have five kids, am descended from Mormon pioneers, and, of course, love names. :-) Can’t wait to hear the rest! I love name stories!!

  2. I was just thinking yesterday that it had been a while since there’d been a naming story! I think it’s clear that a lot of thought and care was put into naming your children, I look forward to hearing the stories behind the others.

  3. “Still, I can’t shake a feeling that there is something deep and powerful about the act of naming; that it somehow brings together a certain set of hopes and possibilities and casts them around the one being named, like a blanket that can both encompass and protect.”

    This is beautifully said, and I agree completely. I love the stories behind your two eldest boys’ names as well as the names themselves. Can’t wait to read the next three!

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