Saturday, March 15, 2008

Our baby has a name!

Today was the brit (circumcision)... we spent the entire week making preparations for the weekend, since we had to arrange meals for Shabbat. Tonight, we both feel totally wiped out...

Ah, the name. We had so many different criteria for the name that they just about eliminated all the names in the planet. Fortunately, kind of last-minute, we were able to find a name that seemed to fit our baby. We'll be calling him Yirmi and his full name is Yirmyahu Yaakov (I guess that would theoretically be Jeremiah Jacob in English :-)) Yaakov was Ohad's grandfather's name. The older girls (Hadas & Lilach) were kind of in shock at first - Lilach even came to me crying that she doesn't like the name... but it will grow on them, I'm sure. Ohad and I both like the idea of less-common names... (although I saw recently that Abigail is really popular in the US - here it's fairly rare).

Yirmi is sleeping really well, waking up just once at night & then going back to sleep for another few hours. He's also nursing very well - much better than either Abigail or Nomi did at the beginning. I saw Ohad's nephew today who isn't even 5 months old yet and he's HUGE. Yirmi's so perfect just the way he is. I can't believe he's going to change so much in such a short time...

5 comments:

Shez said...

Rachel, I love his name. Mazal Tov.

SaraS-P said...

Lovely name. May he wear it well.

Bea said...

I like it! Congrats on having a name!

I just told Mr Bea that Yirmyahu is the Jewish version of Jeremiah*, and he said he thought Jeremiah was already pretty Jewish, and then tried to say "Oi Vey!" but it totally didn't suit him. Thought you might like to laugh at him also.

Yirmi is a really good short name.

*Although maybe it's the Israeli version? I don't know...

Bea

Fertilized said...

Congrats on agreeing on a name. Jacob is one of my very favorites. I learned something today. Thanks for educating me

Artblog said...

Really original name, I like it in English too :) We still haven't decided!