Baby Naming

Sunday was a big day for little Maddie.  We had her naming ceremony.  Naming ceremonies are the rough equivalent of a bris for a little girl.  Similar prayers and blessings, but no in-home surgery.   Madeline’s Hebrew name is Shana Mazal which means “pretty star.”  We choose Shana because it was the Hebrew name of Preston’s grandmother, Shirley Nowich.  Mazal we chose because the meaning actually connotes fortune or luck (think “lucky star”) and we certainly feel very lucky to have her.

All and all it was a big weekend.  She got to meet Zayde Forman, Uncle Craig and Auntie Missy.  She also spent a lot of quality time with Auntie Tracy and Nana and Grandpa.  She also got to wear a very frilly dress.  That didn’t last long.  She much preferred the comfy outfit we changed her into after the ceremony.

Oh, and on Saturday she learned a new trick.

As usual, all the photos can be seen at the Picasa site: http://picasaweb.google.com/preston.forman