Scott and I put a lot of thought and prayer into what we would name our baby. It wasn’t easy to find a name that fit our list of criteria.
1) A name with a good meaning
2) A name that works in English, Turkish and Hungarian
3) A name that people are sure is a girl’s name when they hear it
4) A name that is real, not a concoction that we come up with
Eleanor means “light” and Joy is a family name- Scott’s mother’s middle name, in fact. We think Eleanor sounds classy, but Ellie is very cute for a little girl. It is also the name of Samwise Gamgee’s, my personal favorite Lord of the Rings character, daughter.
Also, something we’re doing in our family is choosing a Bible verse for each of our children that will be a prayer and hope for their life. Ellie’s is Matthew 5:14-16
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Our prayer for her is that she would know Christ, and that she would be a light to the world.