When our younger daughter was fourteen months old, my husband and I learned that we were expecting again! We did not know whether we would be having a boy or a girl. After a big, healthy 9 lb., 2 oz. baby was born we named him David Yehudah.
David is his paternal grandfather’s name, and it was his maternal great great grandfather’s name. It was the name of the second king of Israel, who always trusted in God and accepted his portion in life with love.
Yehudah (Judah) was the matriarch Leah’s fourth son. It means “praise” and comes from a root word meaning “thanks.” Knowing that there were four mothers of the tribes of Israel, and that God allowed her to give birth to more than the share she expected, she said, “Now I will praise God.”
King David stems from the tribe of Israel of Yehudah.
Our David Yehudah, now two, always remember to clearly say “thank you” to everyone, acknowledging things that others give him or do to help him. This surprises and impresses others, who do not expect a two year-old to have such manners and appreciation yet.
Submitted by Lisa S.