My wife is due to give birth to our second son in late-July. And with a new baby comes the search for a name. We pored over thousands of baby names and words that could ring a bell. It's easy to go for royal names of kings, heroes, or celebrities. Couldn't go wrong with biblical names. Or fashionable and current popular baby names. But in the end, we wanted something truly unique and special to us.
We wanted it to have significant meaning in our lives, something that's dear to us. It had to pique curiosity, nevermind the need for explanation everytime people hear it. Like our eldest, Seven, whose name held much importance to us, we decided on a unique name for our new kid. Explaining our choice starts now, hence this blog.
Yes, we're going to name our second son, "Sunday". Yup, the day of the week.
Like I said, we wanted a name that has special meaning to us, something that we value. Sunday is the Lord's day. The day of the week that we set aside for church and worship service. The day of the week that we shut things down - business and appointments foremost of them - so we can devote our time and attention to Him. Sunday is also family day. We'd rather stay home and be with family, or go out and have fun with them. It has got to take something REALLY important or urgent to deviate from our Sunday routine.
In short, Sunday, for us, represents two of the most important things in life : God and family. Doesn't get more significant than that.
Seven, soon you'll meet your baby brother, Sunday.
I love how it sounds.
Father to Seven. Prefers to be called "Pop" because Daddy is too sosyal, Papa can mean boyfriend / boy-toy or a ketchup, Tatay is too un-sosyal, and Popsie is just three letters too much. I don't like the cola because it's too sweet, but I esteem coach Gregg Popovich because he gets the job done. So Pop it is.