Monday, November 15, 2010

A perfect fit...

Andrew and I have been talking baby names.

The girl’s name we have always liked has become SO popular in the last 6 years that we have pretty much decided that it is not the name we want anymore.  It is also a name with a short form that I am not fond of.

Another name that we had begun tossing around while pregnant with Claire has become the name we have chosen (98% sure!).

I have just finished reading The Christmas Box Collection by Richard Paul Evans and in the book both Claire and this new name show up. A sign? Perhaps.

It was in the words of the very last paragraph of the book that clinched it for me:

“And what if there is nothing else? What if all life ends in the silent void of death? Then is it all in vain? I think not. For love, for the sake of love, will always be enough. And if our lives are but a single flash in the dark hollow of eternity, then, if, but for the briefest of moments, we shine - then how brilliantly our light has burned. And as the starlight knows no boundary of space or time, so, too, our illumination will shine forth throughout all eternity, for darkness has no power to quell such light. And this is a lesson we all must learn and take to heart - that all light is eternal and all love is light. And it must forever be so.”

A part of me wanted to find a way to honour Claire in her new sibling’s name (if babe turns out to be a girl) without actually using the name Claire. I had found it all along but was not aware until last night! A little Google search on name meanings brought me this:

Claire = (French) Clear/Bright
Lucy = (Latin) Light

They kind of go together quite perfectly, don’t they?


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