I knew that if we had another girl, I wanted her first name to be Merit.
Once we knew we were expecting this time, we were also pretty sure #2 was a boy.
I was panicked that if #2 was a boy, I would miss my chance to use Merit.
At the last minute, before the ultrasound, Mark suggested that we use Merit as Owen's middle name.
My sister, who loves baby names, looked up Merit online and found that it is an Arabic name meaning "Beloved."
Amy means beloved.
My dad's name, David, also means beloved.
So, Mr Owen, who doesn't seem to have a family name, does in fact.
His name meaning is shared by me and his Grandpa Kuhn.
He is loved, beloved by us and by God the Father.
I share this today, to help Dad celebrate his birthday.
Happy Birthday Dad! :)
Photo Credit: Michelle Forche