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introducing...

we've decided on a name for baby girl vv. we'd like to introduce you to...


penelope page!



we really liked the name penelope, which means "faithful." in the odyssy, odysseus' wife is named penelope. odysseus gets called to fight in the trojan war, goes MIA, and is gone for 20 years. in the meantime, everyone assumes he's dead so a bunch of guys start to try to court penelope, but she believes he's still alive, so she says that once she's done weaving a burial shroud, she'll consider remarriage. but every night, she undoes the weaving she did during the day to buy some time for odysseus to come back. 20 years later, odysseus does come back, disguised as a beggar to see if she's been faithful (and obviously finds that she has). cool story, cool name.



we chose the middle name page because it's a family name, which will probably seem obvious to anyone who knows that my name is paige. however, what you might not know is that my mom's maiden name was page and i was named after her side of the family. i love the idea of naming our kids after our family, and i thought it was neat that there will be four living generations of "pages"! also, it doesn't hurt that we'll share a name...that's cool to me! plus, it means "servant," so her whole name will mean "faithful servant," which is definitely something we pray she'll fulfill.



so there you have it! penelope page vv. (just don't call her p.p.)

3 comments :

Team Dewhurst said...

Awwww!!! I LOVE it!! Love it! I'm also a big fan of names that tie in your family. Oh, I just like it the more I say it in my head!! Good job Team Van Voorst!

The Grout Family said...

love it! great story!!! :D

mrs. barton said...

yay!!! such a cute name! LOVE it!! :)