I was thinking about the new baby’s name today, and decided to look up the meaning. I knew it had something to do with a type of land. But I was reeeaaallly hoping for more than that. Look at the powerful names we’ve given our other two:
Kendi Njera King– Annointed daughter of a warrior (is that befitting or what?)
Ezekiel Shaun King-Chosen strength of God
So how, with names like that can I name my last born baby girl Savannah? Know what it means?
Savannah-A treeless plain
That’s it. No alternate meaning, no unknown origin. Just a spanish name that means a field of nothingness basically. So now I have a dilemma. I LOVE the name. It’s so southern and pretty. Plus, Shaun and I love the city of Savannah. It’s such a beautiful, mystical place. But then again, it’s also a bit of a spooky, crazy place. Not exactly the legacy I want to leave with my daughter.
I have other ideas, but no one likes them. For instance, I’ve always LOVED the name Sadie. Shaun thinks it’s way too old fashioned. I also like the name Naomi. It’s Shaun’s mom’s first name, and she hates it!
So what to do? Change the name I’ve already grown attached to? Or hope that maybe there’s not really much to a name anyway?