This will be the final post, at least for now, about our journey to Wren.
This story is about Wren's name.
When we first saw Wren's Chinese name, we weren't quite sure whether we should keep it as her given name or use it for a middle name. Her Chinese name is spelled "Yuan". Some of you will recognise it as being the same spelling as the Chinese currency. We immediately googled how to pronounce Yuan as a name and it pronounced it as "You an". We were a bit disappointed as we really didn't want our child to have the name of a currency!
So we began searching for a name, but nothing seemed to fit this sweet girl.
And then, in chatting with one of the gals we had connected with, we discovered how Yuan's name is really pronounced.
But let me back track just a bit...
This past summer was an unusually busy one for us. Summer is always busy, with all the yard and garden work, and with Martin's work. It's been a year where many in the construction industry had a slower start or even a slower year. That wasn't the case for us. Martin has been going non stop. With the adoption and hearing that many trades were struggling to find work, Martin plowed ahead and took on all the work he could.
With very few breaks, we worked hard to take some time to connect with each other and to relax. Each morning Martin and I would take our morning "must have" drinks to the back deck and we would enjoy the peace and quiet. In true Martin form, he would always be outside much earlier than I. Many mornings he would mention that one particular bird would always greet him with a song. He often mentioned that he felt this little bird was God's gift to him, a gift to cheer him up. Several times Martin wondered what kind of bird it was, and finally he researched it. It was a wren.
Well, we didn't think too much of this little bird, until we learned how Yuan's name is really pronounced!
Would you believe it...
Yuan is pronounced WREN!!
We love the name Wren and feel it is the perfect name! And although you've already met her, let me introduce to you...
Wren Karlie Grace Peters!!