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Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

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For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« on: May 03, 2010, 11:08:39 PM »
  :) So we went to have a sonogram today, and it's a girl! :)

Please pray for the health of my wife and our little unborn daughter, who we have named "Mariyam Hosanna."

She is due in September.

Thank you!



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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 11:10:18 PM »
Congrats, and prayers!  ;D

EDIT--Oops, forgot to mention, I also love the name!
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 11:10:49 PM »
What a sweet name!

May God continue to watch over your family.

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 11:16:29 PM »
Congrats!
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 11:29:29 PM »
Mnohaya Litya! God grant you many years!

Through the prayers of the Theotokos, may your wife have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery!
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 11:40:25 PM »
Many years.  Congratulations Gebre :)
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 12:04:07 AM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 10:01:33 AM »
Congratulations!  Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 10:17:26 AM »
Congrats, and prayers!  ;D

EDIT--Oops, forgot to mention, I also love the name!

Ditto!

BTW, I suspected that "Mariyam" in English is "Mary" but I wasn't sure so I looked it up. It turns out, in Armenia it means Pomegranate, but that it is the Aramaic form of the Hebrew "Miriam"--the name of our Theotokos and meaning "Star of the Sea." In any case, congratulations to your wife and you. may the little one grow up singing the praises of her Lord and her parents!

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 10:32:20 AM »

Congratulations!

May the Lord have mercy on both girls in your life!  May your wife have a lovely and easy pregnancy and delivery.

May Mariyam Hosanna grow to be a wonderful Orthodox Christian, to the glory of God and her parents!

...and Lord have mercy and grant her Papa much patience!   ;)
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 10:41:55 AM »
Many Years! Lord, have mercy!
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 05:59:07 PM »
Many years! Congrats!
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 12:36:43 AM »
Thank you everyone for your prayers and your kind words! :)



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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2010, 01:06:30 AM »
Congrats, and prayers!  ;D

EDIT--Oops, forgot to mention, I also love the name!

Ditto!

BTW, I suspected that "Mariyam" in English is "Mary" but I wasn't sure so I looked it up. It turns out, in Armenia it means Pomegranate,

Where did you read that?  The Armenian word for pomegranate (at least in my mom's dialect) is "noor," which also means light in Arabic.  Armenian for Mary is Mariam (similar to the Ethiopian.)  It was my great grandmother's name.  It's a beautiful name.   :)

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2010, 03:00:27 AM »
Congrats, and prayers!  ;D

EDIT--Oops, forgot to mention, I also love the name!

Ditto!

BTW, I suspected that "Mariyam" in English is "Mary" but I wasn't sure so I looked it up. It turns out, in Armenia it means Pomegranate,

Where did you read that?  The Armenian word for pomegranate (at least in my mom's dialect) is "noor," which also means light in Arabic.  Armenian for Mary is Mariam (similar to the Ethiopian.)  It was my great grandmother's name.  It's a beautiful name.   :)
I was thinking about sending you a PM: I was just enjoying a bottle of Armenian pomegranate wine, and was thinking of you.  Didn't taste very sweet as I was hoping, but good none the less (btw, no. I didn't drink the bottle in one sitting).

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2010, 09:41:24 AM »
Congrats, and prayers!  ;D

EDIT--Oops, forgot to mention, I also love the name!

Ditto!

BTW, I suspected that "Mariyam" in English is "Mary" but I wasn't sure so I looked it up. It turns out, in Armenia it means Pomegranate,

Where did you read that?  The Armenian word for pomegranate (at least in my mom's dialect) is "noor," which also means light in Arabic.  Armenian for Mary is Mariam (similar to the Ethiopian.)  It was my great grandmother's name.  It's a beautiful name.   :)

I came across this definition at the first baby name site that was listed in my Google search: http://www.babynology.com/meaning-mariyam-f4.html. It is indeed a beautiful name, especially when paired with Hosanna.

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2010, 11:36:15 AM »
Many years to your wife daughter and to yourself and through the prayers of the Mother of God may everything go well!
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2010, 11:44:50 AM »
Congratulations!  ;D

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2010, 12:53:55 PM »
Congratulations, brother!

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2010, 11:25:06 PM »
May the Lord, Grant a safe and Healty Delivery,
that your Children Grow up for His Glory ,And Love and
Honor of their Parent's...

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2010, 02:05:24 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Gebre, his wife, and their unborn child Mariyam, and grant their family many years!
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2010, 03:22:17 PM »
Many years! What a beautiful name you have chosen!
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2010, 03:29:05 PM »
I don't know how I missed this thread. Congratulations! Indeed, a beautiful name. Is this name after the Mother of God or after one of the other Marys?

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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2010, 04:03:57 PM »
Many years!  Lord, have mercy.
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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2010, 04:53:24 PM »
I don't know how I missed this thread. Congratulations! Indeed, a beautiful name. Is this name after the Mother of God or after one of the other Marys?

Thank you brother (and thanks Rosehip and everyone else.) Yes, "Mariyam" is the Ethiopian name for the Theotokos.


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Re: For My Wife and Our Unborn Daughter
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2010, 12:22:06 AM »
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