Now that our sweet baby girl is really and truly OUR baby girl, we have decided to share the name we have chosen for our precious daughter and the meaning behind her new name…
Many times in scripture we see God give his followers a new names when they choose to follow him as a sign to all that their life has been pointed in a new direction. In the same way we have chosen to give our daughter a new name to signify her new beginning as part of our family. She is no longer an orphan, but now our daughter. Praise the Lord!
The name we have given her is:
Evyn Olivia Vogeltanz
Evyn is a name we have loved for years and is after a dear and beautiful friend of ours from college. Evyn has two meanings. Both are significant for our daughter:
God is good
Both meanings are so true of our little girl! This adoption journey has reminded us of God’s faithfulness and goodness. He is Good! Each time we say her name we will be reminded of His forever and perfect goodness so that we would point our lives back to Him and give Him glory.
Our little one is also a “young fighter”. In the first months of her life she has had to fight through many obstacles and overcome incredible odds. We are grateful that the Lord’s strength has carried her through thus far and praise Him for this little fighter!
At it’s root, Olivia means “Peace”. We pray peace over our little girl’s life and all that God has in store for her. More significantly to us, Olivia is the name of my sister and best friend. I am so honored to give this name to my daughter and pray she would grow up to be as beautiful, kind, generous, and godly as my sister Olivia.
It is such a wonderful feeling to call her by name (no more Baby Opi!) and we can not wait until we can finally hold her in our arms SOON!