Theme discussion and sibset plotting
We're not planning on having kids for another 4 years or so (we're starting grad school) but we've had a boy name picked out for years: Hudson Taylor. He was one of the first missionaries to bring the gospel to China. We feel indebted to that legacy as Chinese Christians and we love the name Hudson since we're New Yorkers as well. The problem is we have no agreement for a girl. I feel like if we choose a powerful name like Hudson Taylor (which should be pretty recogizable in our community, he is also the founder of OMF International) we'll be stuck in a theme. What would you do? We want to avoid any overly religious sounding names (like Jedidiah, Levi, etc).
Here are a list of other missionaries we admire if we do go that route:
Alice Mildred Cable, Evangeline French, Francesca French, Amy Carmichael, Isobel Kuhn, Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Elliott, Lillian Trasher.
We'd like to avoid any baby girl names in the top 200. Of course we are not having kids for another few years but I like to pick out baby names. Here's some other girl names I favorited: Louisa, Eleanor, Elodie, Talia, Lucia, Therese.
I guess more than advice on which baby names I should pick, I am looking for input on the theme. Should we name them all after missionaries? Should we just pick names that have strong meanings? We're pretty sold on Hudson Taylor, he just needs a sister. We're planning on having 2 or 3 kids. We are not Catholic so I am not familiar with a lot of saints but I am open to that route. Our last name sounds a lot like "learn."
Mon, 04/16/2012 - 1:54pm