Yes, it has taken us a while to announce his name, but that is because it was a long time in coming.
Ari and I have been searching and asking God for the right name for our new baby for almost a week. Finally, last night, the last piece of the puzzle fell into our laps.
Solas is the Irish word for “light”. Also, though spelled different, Solace is an English word for “comfort”. Together, the name means “River of light and comfort”.
When we found that word, we both knew that it was right, and the name was complete. All the other ideas we pitched out.
We’re loving him to death, though he is keeping us awake a lot. The boys had their own ideas about naming the baby, but they’ll get used to it. Right now, though, Tristan’s determined to call him “Chubby River”.