Saturday, April 25, 2015

An Earth Day Birthday and the Famous Lily

Introducing Robyn Zuzu


As you know from our first daughter, we spend a lot of time thinking, talking, and praying about a name for our children. Naming a child is a huge blessing and responsibility, and we are always sure to take our time.

Once we pick the name, we save it. We pray daily for our baby by name and spend the rest of our pregnancy bonding with our baby.  Now that we have two babies it was a little harder. We'd decided after our first that we wanted to do two things with our children's names.

1. We want them to start with the letter "R"
2. We want to incorporate Christmas into the middle name.

Christmas is a very special time of year, especially for our family as we got married at Christmas time  sooooo, why not?

Zuzu.

I first came across the name while looking online at lists of Christmas names and when I realized that Zuzu came from It's a Wonderful Life, I was in love.

Literally in love.

It's a Wonderful Life has a special place in my husbands heart, and a growing place in mine.

So, the research started and here is what I found out.
1. Our Zuzu is not the only one, in fact one Zuzu was a popular Brazilian fashion designer.
2. It is a form of the name Susan (actually Zuzu is a nickname for "Susan" in It's a Wonderful Life)
3. It means Lily in Slavonic

Zuzu is not only fun to say, but it has personality and as each day passed, I couldn't imagine our baby to be named anything different.

She was Zuzu.

We struggled with the "R" name for a while, but when we started looking at meanings, everything was clear and the name Robyn Zuzu was hers.

Robyn, which means "famous" and Zuzu which means "Lily" reminds us of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

So, when you meet our Zuzu, may not only your heart be warmed by memories of Christmas, and how wonderful life is but you think about our Lord and Savior.

The Lily of the Valley, Charles W. Fry.

I have found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay;
He tells me every care on Him to roll. 

Refrain:
He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul. 

2 He all my grief has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tow’r;
I have all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
From my heart and now He keeps me by His pow’r.
Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal. [Refrain]

3 He will never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear,
From His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll. [Refrain]

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