Announcing: Nakshone Yair

Today our new grandson received his name. His older brother Uri  may still call him “baby brudder”  but we’ll call him Nakshone. Our son and daughter-in-law adapted the name from the Hebrew Nachshon,  meaning a daring or dashing person, and according to legend, the first to plunge into the Red Sea when the Jews fled from Egypt. Yair in Hebrew means “he will light up or enlighten.”

Nakshone, born July 23 , waited 8 days to be named. Shortly after his bris this morning, the rabbi read the name, that links him to Jewish history and connects him with his soul.

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I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. (www.educationupdate.com). I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com. (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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32 Responses to Announcing: Nakshone Yair

  1. OmaOrBubby says:

    Mazel tov! Such a nice and meaningful name!! Enjoy!!

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  2. Judy says:

    What a nice name an thanks so much for the history!

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  3. Nancy Polster says:

    Congrats what a beautiful family.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Coming East says:

    Fabulous! Love the origin of names. My father, who was a Jew, chose my name from a verse in The Song of Solomon, his favorite book of the Bible. Enjoy those babies!

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  5. Lynn Pittsinger says:

    Congratulations to you and your family CyclingGrandma!! Enjoy…There is nothing quite like being a grandmother… Love, Lynn

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  6. Kathleen Jackson says:

    Congratulations! Older brother now has a little one.

    Love, Kathy

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  7. Ahh may Nakshone live a long and prosperous life and bless all he comes into contact with! Congrats again Grandma!

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  8. Yelena Piatigorsky says:

    Congratulations!!!
    Welcome to the club. Enjoy this little people, I learned a lot from them.
    Yelena, Gregory

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  9. Stella Sormani says:

    So interesting Lisa. Congratulations again!

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  10. Congratulations. Wonderfully historic name. Definitely much better than North West.

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  11. I love the tradition and how his name links him to your faith and your history. Beautiful.

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  12. ShimonZ says:

    מזל טוב
    Congratulations. Both of the names are very beautiful, and may the parents have much happiness from children and family. They too look so beautiful and happy. Truly a wonderful moment for all of the family.

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  13. Mazel! What a happy time for you and your family, Lisa. Your son looks like you, and Nakshone Yair is a not only a beautiful baby, but his name is really meaningful and lovely. All my best to you all. xo

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  14. The world needs more risk takers! Congratulations Lisa on this simcha – another bundle of joy for your whole family. Prayers and love

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  15. Ariana says:

    Mazel Tov! Nice picture of a young beautiful family!

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  16. zannyro says:

    Awwwwwwww…such a beautiful family and beautiful names!

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  17. tchistorygal says:

    Congratulations, and thanks for sharing the story of his name! 🙂 Beautiful 🙂

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  18. hugmamma says:

    may happiness abound…always. 🙂

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  19. Barbara Chapman says:

    How wonderful! Best wishes to you and your growing family!

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