We've been thinking about our son's name...Asher. We love this name and everything it stands for. It means "Blessed, Fortunate, Happy, proper, straight, honest, go , guide, lead, relieve." It also says in Gen. 49:20 "Out of Asher his bread shall be fat and he shall yield royal dainties". Wow! That's what I want for my son! He's come from such poverty, and has even almost died on a few occasions. But we know he is Blessed, Fortunate...etc. Asher is also the Hebrew tribe that was know for it's "Mighty Men of Valor." Seeing how our son has fought to stay alive this is so appropriate! (my other son's name me young warrior!)
And the Name Asher was inscribe on the Onyx stone on the priestly garment...how appropriate is that! Which symbolizes fire/splendor...WOW again!
But it's been almost 3 years that he's been called Calerbe...actually, they call him Caleb (sounds like Cow-leb, not the normal Caleb), so we are thinking we will continue to call him by his name. He will come home with his Haitian name as his first and middle name and our last name. In order for us to rename him we would need to readopt. right? Does anyone know of a less expensive way?
Originally we were to name him Asher Calerbe...but he was a baby. Now his is pushing 3.
We've consider keeping his first name Calerbe (Cal-er-bay). We have all grown to love this unusual name. And even the "Cowleb" shortened version. But we have no idea what this name means. I have to think that it is a variation of the Hebrew name Caleb. I love this name to...meaning is "heart or faithful"...
So now we are not sure if we will be changing his name anytime soon. This cost money and he already is very comfortable with the name he's known since birth. I don't want to take that from him. Calerbe Asher, Asher Calerbe, ??????? Maybe not change it at all and save a load of dough.
I have to believe that if his name is to be Asher, the Lord will provide the means for us to add that to his name....and we will know it's his name once he's in our arms.
If you've read this far, thanks for reading my ramble. It's been on our minds and our hearts...we just want our baby home now. We'll figure it out then :-)