Sunday, April 15, 2012

About the Name

Elowen is a Cornish name, which means "elm tree." Alternatively, it could be connected to the Cornish male name, Alvin, of which a related feminine form is Elvina, my grandmother's name. The name Elvina means "elf friend." You can read more about Elowen here.
For Elowen's middle name, we wanted to name her after Jeremiah's grandmother, Velma Estelle. Estelle means "star."
We call her Elowen or Elowen Star. No nicknames.
Elowen's name verse is Daniel 12:3:
"Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever."
Truly, these are things I do hope for my little girl as she grows up: that she will be wise, turn many to righteousness, and let her light shine as the stars for Jesus.


  1. Congratulations! She is beautiful. I love the name you chose and the photo is adorable. My five are ages 6 to 16. Rest up and spend as much time in the rocking chair with that little one as you can.

  2. Such a sweet the story behind her name! :) So pretty!