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Seth ~ Hebrew, meaning appointed

By StorkNet member, colomom

SethWhen discussing baby names, we knew we wanted something simple but not common; and our decision had to be agreeable because neither of us wanted the other to compromise and settle on a name one of us did not like.

At my 20 week ultrasound, we found out that we were having a boy (the doctor was 100% sure) which was good because we only had discussed boy names until then.

A few years back we had decided that we liked the name Seth so we kept it in the back of our heads. We tossed around a lot of names agreeing on some names (some as runners up) and totally kicking out other names, but we always came back to Seth. I think by this time in our lives we have come across so many people that a name unique to our son would be almost impossible. Several members of our family did not care for the name Seth and tried to persuade us to go with other names but we made it clear that naming our baby was our decision, but we were open to suggestions.

In our families, we have a number of religious people and they told us who Seth was in the bible. He was Adam and Eve's third son as the appointed one for God.

Although we liked the name Seth as a first name we had not even begun to pair it with a middle name. I really wanted to pass on one of my husband's names as the middle name so it was either Richard or Kenneth. I absolutely loved the way Seth Richard sounded together. The first time I approached this to my husband was when he asked what the middle name would be and I answered with Richard. At first he did not think Richard was really a middle name . . . but the first time he said the names together "Seth Richard" he loved it too! I still remember (like it was yesterday) sitting in our family room last fall when the names came together.

Now, looking at our beautiful son I cannot imagine naming him any other name.

Seth - appointed; a substitute, the third son of Adam and Eve (Gen. 4:25; 5:3). His mother gave him this name, "for God," said she, "hath appointed me [i.e., compensated me with] another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew."

Richard - one of great strength

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