I had forgotten all about telling you how we chose Griffin’s name. It seems like I do that a lot lately…the forgetting part. I think I have already told you, but choosing our boys names has been really hard. We have a huge list of girls names that we like, but our list of boys names has always been pretty short. But the Lord keeps blessing us with little boys, so little boy names are what we must choose! Maybe someday we will get to choose from the girls list again. 🙂
The meaning of the name we choose for our kids is really important to us. You can read about Levi’s name here. I don’t think I have ever written about how we chose Cora’s name…maybe someday. With Griffin’s name we really struggled with the whole meaning of the name thing. Every name that we liked, (which wasn’t very many names to begin with) we didn’t so much like the meaning of the name. And Griffin’s name was the worst when it came to meaning!
Do you want to hear some of the meanings of the name Griffin?
*fierce creature with the foreparts of an eagle and the hindquarters of a lion
Nice, right!? Such deep, significant meanings.
We kept coming back to Griffin as our favorite boy name, but I just couldn’t commit 100% because of the meaning. Joel assured me that no one but us would know all off those meanings when they heard the name Griffin. I tried to trust him. Guess what? As soon as my brother came to the hospital to meet Griffin he asked if I knew that Griffin was a half eagle, half lion. Thanks for boosting my confidence in the name I just chose for my son!
Anyway, we obviously chose the name Griffin (
creepy crazy meanings and all), but decided to go off of the “strong” lord meaning. We would create our own meaning for Griffin and ignore all the other ones. We chose this verse from Jeremiah for Griffin: