Monday, December 8, 2014

Her name


We are so excited to announce our daughters name. Lucy Joy Hart is already so loved and we cannot wait for her to join our family in a little over 4 months (she will go by Lucy, Joy is her middle name). We decided to keep Ford's name a secret until the day he was born and it was fun and thrilling but also hard! We told our family his first name and kept everyone else in the dark. This time around felt different. Our family is established, we've known her name since the second we found out it was a girl, and we felt called to share it. So what's the story behind Lucy? To be honest, we just like it and have liked it forever. It has been our girl name ever since we got married (I think we even talked about it pre-marriage) and we have prayed that we would get to use it one day. We feel like it flows perfectly with our last name and fits even better with her big brother's name. Joy, however, is very meaningful for 2 reasons. First, Jon's mother's maiden name is DiJoy and his Papa DiJoy has made a strong imprint on his life. Jon lived with him for a period of time and has the best memories of his papa growing up. He is still close to his papa who lives in Cleveland and we are thrilled that our little girl will carry on his name with such special meaning. Second, joy is one of the fruits of the Spirit, given to us by Jesus Christ (Galatians 5:22). Believers bear fruit when the Holy Spirit is present and at work in our hearts. It is meant to change our lives, equip us with making disciples of all nations, and share God's abounding love, grace, and mercy with others. Our prayer for Lucy is that Jesus is in her heart from such an young age and that the Holy Spirit guides her and walks with her in becoming a God centered, selfless, caring, compassionate young lady.

Thank you for loving our family and thank you for loving our little Lucy Joy!

25 comments:

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

I love it!!!!

Kaity said...

Lucy Joy Hart. It just flows so nicely together. I love it!

Kait @ Mrs. DIY and the tennis guy said...

Love her name! Lucy is our girl name too. I pray we get to use it one day like y'all! :) Congrats again! Xoxo

Gayle said...

Congratulations, Ruthie! I love the name so much!

Chelsea Phelps said...

I just love her name! Can't wait for little Lucy to make her debut!

Amanda said...

Yayy I can't wait to meet little Lucy girl! She is already so loved. :)

Carolyn said...

EEK! :) Love the name, and I'm so glad you guys get to use it!

Health, Love & Fire said...

I absolutely LOVE that name & can't wait for your little girl to be here and to see Ford become the best big brother! So happy for you guys!

Kristen said...

Oh, Lucy Joy, I just can't wait to "meet" her! Perfect name and addition to your little family. Not a name you hear everyday but still semi popular. Her name and yours go perfectly together! I'm just so happy your adding a girl and cannot wait to see how precious she is! Confession time: I might have guessed Lucy was her name last week after Cori (I believe it was her) posted the "What we're thankful for" plate with all the names on it. I recognized all the names as already in your family, except for Lucy! :)

Amber Hoban said...

Beautiful name! I love it! Congratulations again...you have such a beautiful family!

Bridget said...

What a beautiful name! I am so excited you guys get to use it! Can't wait to 'meet' Lucy!!!

Lauren said...

Love it!! We had a good friend name her little lady Lucy a few months ago and it was the first time I had known anyone with that name (personally anyway). I adore it. It really does fit with your family and I know it will suit her perfectly :)

Raena said...
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Raena said...

I knew that Joy would be her middle name from previous posts, but I would never have guessed Lucy. I love it! Love that your kiddos have unique and lovely names. Lucy and I will share a middle name!

Sarah said...

lucy is just lovely. I'm so happy for you all!

Rebekah @ Living && Learning said...

Beautiful name!

Annie said...

That's a beautiful name, Ruthie! I love it. And I love the meaning behind it!

Melissa (Our Life with Isla) said...

Love Love Love it! It sounds perfect!

Liz said...

Emma Joy is SO excited for her new friend Lucy Joy :) And I'm seriously SO happy that you get to use this name for your sweet baby girl!

Lindsay Ropella said...

I absolutely LOVE the name Lucy! Ever since I was obsessed with 7th Heaven lol. She's going to be one lucky lady!

Kaileigh said...

Lucy Hart sounds like she should be the main character of a TV show. I love it!

Mrs. Kee said...

What a beautiful name. You'll have to play Lucy by Hanson for her :)

Brianne Bracco said...

ADORE her name!!! I can already picture Miss Lucy with that dark hair and bright smile just like her big brother's ;)

Wendy C said...

Awwwww.... I love her name!

Emilie said...

Lucy is such a timeless beautiful name!! You and Jon have great taste!! I am slightly jealous that you both had a name picked out so easily. I am having a hard time picking a girl name - I feel like there are so many more options for girls than boys! So much pressure :)

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