Apparently, only like one of you was perceptive enough to pick up on the name we have chosen for our little guy in this post. Either that or you’re too stalkerish to comment. Which you shouldn’t be because I really like comments in a really pathetic “I need affirmation way too much” kind of way. Anyway, way to go, Christian- it must be that TES education. 🙂

The name Matt and I have chosen is Wyatt Matthew Allison.


Let’s start with “Wyatt”. This name has been passed down in my family for generation after generation. Growing up, I loved to hear stories of my great-great-grandfather Wyatt, and I have always been a little sad that I never had the chance to meet him. Wyatt also means “little warrior” which I love. I could totally over-spiritualize that now, but I will spare you and save that for another time.

Then there’s Matthew. What an awesome thing that this son of ours- who will bear no resemblance to us at all- will bear his father’s name. Matthew means “gift of God.” Every child is a gift of God. Not one is an accident or an afterthought. That child abandoned on the streets of Kigali? Yes, God has a plan and purpose for him. We pray that our little Wyatt Matthew will always find his identity as a beloved gift and child of God.

Wyatt Matthew. A little warrior gift of God. I can hardly wait to meet you.

8 Comments on and his name shall be…

  1. Oh, how thrilled I am about the name because I knew this wonderful man very well ….he was my granddaddy! Catherine, you would have loved being around Wyatt …..he loved children and probably was the most humble giving person I have ever known. It is quite an honor for you to continue with a name that has so much meaning to me and carries so many memories and now I'm crying with joy. Love Grandma

  2. So precious! I love the name and I can't wait to meet him! Praying for you guys and Wyatt.

  3. So glad that all that private schooling did me some good 🙂
    You all have a whole contingency in Charlottesville following your blog now b/c I talk about you all the time. Can't wait to meet Wyatt!

  4. by the way,,, i did catch the reference to the name but i just didnt say anything–great choice i believe since it was my middle name


  5. Yep, we saw it also. I just wasn't sure that it was suppose to be public knowledge so I didn't mention it. Wyatt is a name that we have always liked.

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