Lately everyone has been asking me how to pronounce Kyria. It is pronounced; (kEEr-EE-ah) . . . or like Syria, but with a "K"! Several people have also asked us where we came up with her name, and what it means. Skyler and I believe it is important to name children on purpose. Instead of naming simply because we like the sound, we want our children's names to have meaning. A person will become what they are called. We want our children to live up to their names! More importantly, living AFG (All For God), encompasses every area of our life . . . this includes naming our children. We prayed about and discussed Kyria's name long before a decision was made.
"Kyria" is a Greek word meaning, "noble, honored, chosen lady". It comes from 2 John, where he addresses his letter to "Kyria". "Brighten" means just that - to illuminate, become bright, or make cheerful. The verse we chose to go along with this name is 2 Corinthians 4:6; "For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:6. We also like Matt 5:16 as well!
I have played around with a photo editor to create the following picture for Kyria's room. I probably need to fix the formatting a bit before printing and framing this for her room, but I'll give you all a sneak peak!
Now hopefully the ultrasound technician was right about our baby being a girl! . . . but if not, we have a boy name picked out too!! :)
Do you know what your name means? What are some of your favorite baby names, and their meaning? How did you decide to name your child(ren)?