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jake fisher – choosing a name


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:: birth announcement designed by the lovely Katy of Katygirl Designs ::

Boy names. I used to think boy names were so hard to come up with…girl names were the easy ones. I had lists and lists of girl names. But this time we actually decided on a boy name much faster than on a girl name. That must mean that I am officially a boy mom. I always have boy things on the brain. Blue, wrestling, dirt, dump trucks, frogs, airplanes, superheroes, more dirt, more wrestling…you get the idea. πŸ˜‰

Everyone asks if Jake is “Jacob” or just “Jake”. We wanted Jake to always be Jake…so we named him Jake. When he’s not Jake he is Jakey or Jakers or whatever else his brothers can think of…and they are pretty creative.

My great grandparents, my dad’s grandparents, were Loren and Cora Fisher. They were very dear to my dad. I never knew Grandpa Loren but I loved my Grandma Cora so much…everyone did. My middle name is Cora and we named our Cora after her. So Fisher comes from my great grandparents and my sweet Grandma Vi (her maiden name). I love that Jake has a little piece of his sister in his name too.

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9

We chose Deuteronomy 7:9 for Jake’s verse. It came from reflecting on God’s faithfulness that we see written all throughout the Bible. His faithfulness that started with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and continues today. We can look back at our own family story and see God’s faithfulness written all over it. It is not a story that we would have planned for ourselves but we can be confident, because of God’s faithfulness and steadfast love, that it is a good plan. We long for Jake to know God, love Him with all of his heart, and continue to proclaim God’s faithfulness to the next generation.

And that is how we chose the name Jake Fisher.

  • Christi {Jealous Hands} - This is a beautiful story of choosing a name for your boy. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - I love his name!! JAKE is a bold proud name that represents your ancestry and has a little piece of your Cora. He’s a beautiful boy as are all of your children. I love the photos of the 3 of them….those cheesy grins. I hope this holiday season of giving thanks for all our blessings and honoring the Lord of Hosts, our Savior, will be wonderful and memorable for you and yours. Our lives sometimes don’t turn out like we plan and its so easy to get discouraged, but we know that we must be strong and steadfast in the the Lord, which is what you are. You are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • creole wisdom - Oh! What a wonderful, beautiful story behind a great name. My stepdad’s name is Loren πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Love all of your boys names! I have a “Jake.” We also get asked all of the time if his name is Jacob! We call him Jakey also! His sister only call him Jakey!ReplyCancel

  • Mackenzie - I love the name choice. I totally agree that girl names seem to be easier to come up with. My husband and I just had our first and had several more girl names picked out than boy names. We didn’t know the gender until birth and we were blessed with a little girl. Cora was my great grandma’s name and that was 2nd on our list! I love stories behind names and I love that you pick a verse for your kids. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Lea - I love names with meaning and what a sweet meaning little Jake Fisher’s name has. A lovely, lovely announcement!ReplyCancel

  • Leah & Tim McClelland - I have a jake , he is just jake too and I love it!! His middle name is hayden which is my maiden name , my daughter has Paige as her second name like your Cora !!ReplyCancel

  • Amie - ❀️ Absolutely love everything about this post!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - Such a beautiful story of his name, thank you for sharing! I have a Luke (and a Cody, and a Levi…fellow mom of 3 boys here!), and I’m often asked if he’s Lucas. Nope, Luke! Though he’s often called Lukey πŸ™‚ I think Jake is a wonderful name, very strong.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Hines - Congrats, Jess, on the birth of Jake! I don’t think I stopped by to say that yet! I love following your adventures in life here on this space. Thank you for always being real and honest. It’s so refreshing!ReplyCancel

  • Patty Smith - Oh my gosh- the upper picture? He is going to be a blue-eyed baby! I see you Jess, though his eyes, shapes, color, eyebrows. I also see Cora!

    Prayers for you, your family and your new Jake!ReplyCancel