Sunday, March 13, 2011

'Baby X' now has a name!

After visiting Phyllis and the baby today, as well as conducting the most serious of diplomatic talks with the remaining three members of the Russo-Ukrainian Hunsucker Clan, we have settled on a name.

Bogdan - Богдан. (Pronounced 'Bahgdahn,' that is 'A' as in 'father.')
Literally translating as "Given of God" or "God-given", we feel this is appropriate, and we've always liked this name. However, we are aware that our poor children may very well have identity crises when they hit 12-13 or so, depending upon where we'll be living at that time. =)

Also, for those who are interested, Bogdan Xmelnitsky was a historical figure/folk hero in this part of the world.

Mother and baby are doing as well as is possible for not being at home. Pray with us that they will be released with all due haste from the birth hospital, and again, that we would be able to get a birth certificate relatively painlessly. =)

Thank you so much for your notes and prayers!


Baba Julie said...

We are so THRILLED!! I didn't realize that they had to stay in the hospital! I know that Phyllis is not happy about that! We are praying for the documentation. Please give Mama and BEAUTIFUL Bogdan a BIG hug and kiss from Baba Julie!!

And from Granddaddy H! We are delighted to welcome Bogdan. May he believe in Jesus at an early age grow up to be strong in the Spirit of our God. May he be beautiful in character as he is physically. We look forward to meeting him in person as soon as possible, perhaps this Fall, Lord willing.

Much love,


Allie said...

Oh my goodness is he ever cute. :)

Anonymous said...

Sooo Cute! He doesn't even look like he was just born (as in all squished up and funny). Bring him to Florida asap!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! My son's name is Bogdan -- he was also born in Ukraine. We have a picture of him in front of Bogdan's statue in Kiev.

Marsha said...

He is adorable! I'm so very happy for y'all. Names and meaning of names are very important. I'm thrilled his has such a magnificent meaning.

Continuing to pray for all the paper work.

Blessings to you all.

Anonymous said...

Mind if I steal this picture for my facebook wall so my friends can see my new nephew?
- L

Anonymous said...

Such sweetness!! So happy Mama and Bogdan are doing well and pray they are released back to the tribe post haste!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful boy! Glad things are going well. Praying for all and the documentation!

Misty said...

sweet perfection!

Loving Life said...

LOVE the story! LOL. SO glad you are all doing well! CONGRATULATIONS on such a handsome little man!!!!

Laura H said...

Yay!! Just caught up on the last few entries, very thrilling! Hope you all will stay well and I can't wait to see more pictures of Bogdan and your three little helpers.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Phyllis, Will and kids!!! What a beautiful baby and name.


Mimi said...

Congratulations! I love the name Bogdan. He's absolutely adorable.

Robyn Houser said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby boy! The name is wonderful! We wish you all the best as you introduce this newest one to your lifes!