Sunday, February 19, 2012

oh, names

geez louise, names are such huge decisions! there is such power in a person's name and it makes this name searching process that much more intense. drew and i decided a while ago that we would like to name all of our future children with a family or biblical reference. when finding out we were having a boy, we were short on boy names and began racking our brains. it did not take long and we had a strong feeling that we would not be looking much further.

since drew was younger, his favorite part about his name was taken from scripture when Andrew, the disciple, first met Jesus:

Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, "We have found the Messiah." And he brought him to Jesus. -John 1:40-42

the disciples in the bible were constantly called "fishers of men," and also many of them were actually fishermen-including andrew. our prayer for our child is that he would know jesus and would become a fisher of men.

"Come, follow me,"Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19

Andrew Fisher McCleskey

He will go by his middle name, Fisher... a name that Drew has loved since he was young.
even though we are super excited about our little boys name, i still need 2% freedom to have leeway in case he enters the world and the name doesn't fit. so, with that, we are 98% sure that we have decided on the name of our first babe to enter the world. we could not be more excited for may!

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