Karis Leona Choy was born on Thurs June 18th at 10:34pm! She is my fourth child but first daughter. Everything has changed!
The first human names were significant. Adam means “man” and Eve means “to live” or “have life.” The bible adds that Eve was the “mother of all.”
Throughout the bible the naming of and changing of names was significant. Abram (“exalted father”) changed to Abraham (“father of many”), and Cephas (“rock”) to Peter (“stone”).
Names matter in the Choy house. 12 years ago, before having our first son, we confirmed the name of our first born daughter. Four kids and three sons later we were able to use it!
Karis is the Greek word for grace. Grace is my wife Laura’s 92 year old grandmother’s name. As long as Laura has known her she has exemplified resilient faith in Jesus. That faith is what we pray and long for in Karis.
Karis’s middle name is Leona. Leona is my 90 year old grandmother. She has also been a woman of resilient faith in Jesus. Her generous and gracious spirit is what we pray Karis will have as well.
What in a Name?
The names of all four of our children are significant. We remind them of their meaning almost every evening. Our prayer is that they will live out the meaning of their names.
Elijah (“the Lord is my God”) Theodore (“gift of God”)
Ephram (“double blessing”) Daniel (“God is my judge”)
Emet (“truth”) Darrell (after HOF football player and godly man Darrell Green)
What’s in a name? For Karis Leona a lot! She is a gift of God’s grace!
QUESTION: do you know what your name means?
My name (Edward) means “rich guard!” I’m humbled to steward such a name!