Saturday, January 1, 2011


This is Dave making a special announcement. Thought it would be good to kick off the year with some big news. Our son's name will be Jude.

We would like to retain his Ethiopian name as his middle name.

We have been talking about names for quite a while and Jude is what we settled on, quite a while back. We were just holding off on announcing it in case we changed our minds. That hasn't happened so we're sticking with our first pick.

  • We really like the name.
  • It is a strong name from the Bible.
  • It means "praise, thanks." And we have continually praised and thanked God for this blessing
  • We love the Beatles and Hey Jude is a great song. When I hear it I think of Jude and Stacy.

Hey Jude

Hey Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better

And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder

So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better

Partial Lyrics from Hey Jude
Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon


  1. loveeee it! thanks for sharing! We can start praying for Jude by name :)

  2. Yay! I love the name! Can't wait to meet Jude and see you all together. Love you guys!

  3. Love his name!! Can't wait to see little Jude come home!!!

  4. of course you already know i'm a fan!