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Laynee Sue Pepper July 29, 2010

Filed under: Family Updates — Talin @ 5:28 pm

The name, Laynee, means “bright light”. When we were making our list of names, we narrowed it down to 4 or 5 names that we liked, and then we looked up the meaning of those names. We both gravitated toward Laynee, and then knew that it was perfect once we learned what it meant. We wanted to use the name “Sue” in honor of both of our Moms, whose first names are “Susan”!  There was a little girl on our team in Pre-K last year with this spelling of the more often seen “Laney”, and I really like the “ee”, just like I always thought it was neat how a great friend in college, Mrs.Tracee Beard Elrod, spelled her name!


Psalm 27:1 says: “The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”


John 8:12, Jesus says: "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."


Ephesians 5:8 says: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.”

1 Peter 2:9 says: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”


We have decided on a name for our baby girl, and our prayer now is that she will be a light in this world as Jesus Christ was, and as we are all called to be!


We have always been drawn toward the theme of “light” in the Bible. It is such an incredibly powerful concept. Over the last couple of years, we have hung a giant white paper lantern in our front window at Christmastime. We wrote down all of our favorite scriptures about “light” on notecards and hung them from the lantern in an attempt to make Christmas more about Jesus and less about presents. It was a great reminder of the power of light around us!


I am so excited to tell Laynee about why we chose this name for her, and I pray that someday soon, she will desire to BE light to everyone around her!


8 Responses to “Laynee Sue Pepper”

  1. I love the name! My prayer will be that your sweet Laynee will be a bright light in the world for Christ.

  2. heather Says:

    precious!! love the name. it is beautiful. hope all is going well!!

  3. TracEE Says:

    YAY FOR LAYNEE!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT AND CANT WAIT TO MEET HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Amanda, you remember what we discussed….I am prepared to throw down if need be) =) hehe

  4. Amber Says:

    Very sweet name! I love the meaning too and the sentiment behind naming her after both sets of mothers. Precious!

  5. Robyn Says:

    I love it! That’s what we did in picking our kids names. Son of the wise leader and From God are the meanings behind our kids names.

    I think it is a perfect name that is a reflection of her parents quite well from their shining examples of Christ.

  6. LaRhea Says:

    It is absolutely precious — I am honored and thrilled!!!!!xoxo Mom

  7. Amanda Pepper Says:

    Thanks, everyone!!! We have had nothing but positive reactions to her name, and I am so glad! Thanks for your sweet comments!

  8. delores guerrero Says:

    hey pretty girl,hope you are taking care,the name will suit her.She belongs to you.She will be a very luckly little girl.

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