Monday, June 12, 2006

A child is born

KiranNice one, my son!

After nine months of tense waiting, we finally got to meet the inhabitant of Mrs. M’s tummy. Kiran made his appearance on 7th June at around a quarter to two in the afternoon. He weighed in at 3040g and was 45 cm long (about 6lbs 11oz weight and 18 inches long for those still on the imperial system).

We called him Kiran James. Kiran is derived from the Irish name Ciârn (pronounced Kieran) meaning dark or darkness. Since absolutely no-one in Holland would be able to make head-or-tails from the spelling, we decided upon a spelling of a similar Sanskrit name, Kiran, meaning sunbeam (ergo light). The combination of light and dark, yin and yang in the name really appealed to us and, if I'm honest, one of the reasons I was hoping for a boy. Mrs. M chose James because she thinks it is a very English name and she is, of course, in love with all things English including yours truly.

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