Sunday, February 10, 2008

True Meaning of a name

My kids and I were talking yesterday over lunch about how names have a meaning. We have a friend Sarah and her name means princess. When I told them that Sarah meant princess Abbie couldn't understand. She just kept saying "No, Abbie's the princess." But when I told her what her name means, which is why we choose it, she was more excited. Abigail means "her father's joy." I love it! It is just so sweet. It can mean her heavenly father and earthly father's joy!! And she definitely is a joy. Well of course Graham wanted to know what all of our names meant. I couldn't seem to find what Molly meant on the first few websites I looked at. They all just told me that it was a nickname of Mary (and that Mary can sometimes mean bitter?!) So Graham was trying to guess what Molly means and says to me, "Mommy, I think Molly must mean beautiful, happy baby ." What a sweetheart. He is the best and sweetest big brother!

Here's a picture of how sweet Graham is to his sister. He lets her climb all over him. In this picture she is actually sitting on his head. They both thought it was hilarious.

Just in case you were curious, Molly means star of the sea and Graham means warring.


  1. What a sweet big brother! I love those kiddos! Kiss them all from me!

    Love ya,

  2. I love how he comes up with his own meaning. What sweet boy!