Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A New Name

I wrote in a post a few months ago that I was naming my son Aiden. I've decided I not to call him that.

His name will be Gabriel Thomas. My little angel Gabriel.

The name means "strong man of God", "hero of God", "God is my strength and courage" and similar and is of both Hebrew and Spanish origin/heritage. In the bible, Gabriel (who Joseph Smith indicated was the Old Testament prophet Noah) is one of the seven archangels. He appeared in both the Old Testament (to Daniel) and in the New Testament (announcing the birth of John to Zacharias and the coming birth of Jesus to Mary). I have always liked the name and now I LOVE it!! So Gabriel it is.

I chose Thomas for his middle name after my father and brother. I think Gabriel Thomas is a good, strong name.

He will most likely be called "Gabe" for short, but I won't mind that.


Jessica said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations! I am excited for you! Gabriel is such a good name.