Monday, September 22, 2008

Name that Baby!!!

After much deliberation HD and I finally decided on a name for BC. This summer a portion of our vacation was dedicated to going through a fantastic baby naming book that provided a number of activities to get the creative juices flowing. Once the names were chosen it was decided that they should be revisited as B-day drew nearer. Once BC was here we spent a few days getting to know the little lady before we gave her an official title. Even then we waited until the last possible moment to come to a final decision.

On the fifth day after her birth, HD and I hosted a Naming Ceremony. We sung hymns, shared scriptures and told the baby about how Jesus loves her and what He did for her. Then the big reveal!!!!

Her name is: ZEALAND ADRIANA COUTSOUMPOS

Once the ceremony was officially over, HD participated in one last tradition. Lifting the baby to meet the sun as a symbol of offering her up to God. (Yes, very Lion King-esque). Here's our history making pic below.

8 comments:

Heather said...

Love the name!! We're so excited for you guys! And we can't wait to meet the beautiful girl!

bermikoy said...

Zealand meets Mufasa.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful name and sounds like a beautiful ceremony! Can't wait to catch up!
Teresa & Al & Lilly

NegraFlaca said...

OH MY WORD! Vimie said the same thing I was gonna say. But she left out the all importat, AHHHH SIMBENYA!!!!

Means while, that girl has a superstar name. Watch out Hollywood, here comes ZEALAND!

erica said...

nice D... the banner's looking good :o) you figured it out... and that baby and her daddy are precious. when are we gonna see a picture of you with zealand??

kaiandkristi said...

What a beautiful name and a beautiful little girl! The pictures are adorable!

Laura said...

just to be sure - Zea is pronouced like "ZEE" right? not "zee-a"?

I love Z names =)

and yeah for the baby naming ceremony! what fun!

maggie said...

now THAT is a great pic...