something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing
i'm 34 weeks pregnant with our son and i still haven't posted about his name. i love his name:
Marvel Heron Ingram.
we've had the name Marvel tucked away in a secret spot in our hearts for a while now. i love that it describes what he already is to me - a marvel, a wonder.
we chose Heron because ian and i have a history with birds. the first trip i took with ian's family was into the czech countryside to look for birds. the equipment, the body of knowledge, the skill of intense "birders" was new to me then, but i have since grown to share their wide-eyed admiration for the fascinating little beauties. birds have had their place in almost every ceremony and ritual of ours. ian and i both have bird tattoos on our arms.
i even have a circle of bird skulls on mine. it seemed natural to choose a bird name for our son.
the thesaurus says that the opposite of marvel is expectation. how fitting that is as well. i was raised with 2 sisters, i have lots of girl cousins, and i have a fierce love for a large group of amazing girlfriends. i'm not going to know what to do with a little boy. this time around, i have no expectations.
i can only marvel at it all.