September 2012: How about the name Anaya?

Picking the right name for your child is a daunting task. With all the options, it can be extremely overwhelming. How your baby’s name sounds when it’s said aloud is one of the most essential things to think about. Most importantly, your child will be stuck with this name for a long time. Here’s a story from the Dighe family in Dallas, Texas of naming their daughter.

Family, culture, religion, books, favorite destinations – all elements that come into consideration during the process of naming a newborn. Well, none of these were part of our process for naming our daughter.

Late one Saturday night my cousins, brother, husband and I were looking for a place to eat dinner around the Uptown area. As we were driving, one of my cousins spotted this “new and hip restaurant” that he had heard about from several people. We walked into the restaurant, but shortly had to leave since there was an hour wait. As we were leaving we realized that we didn’t know the name of the restaurant. Fortunately, we passed the restaurant entrance and finally saw the name – Cyclone Anaya’s. Upon reading the word “Anaya,” I found myself thinking, “Anaya would be the perfect name for my daughter.” Coincidentally, my cousin, who was sitting next to me, said jokingly “How about Anaya for a name?” I got goose bumps and couldn’t stop thinking about the name “Anaya.” Additionally, as soon as we were alone in our car driving home, both of us almost said instantaneously, “how about Anaya for her name?”

We were in love, once again, but this time in love with the name “Anaya.” We are so thankful for that evening when we stumbled upon Cyclone Anaya and we can’t imagine our daughter with any other name. Oh, we also love the food! Thank you Cyclone Anaya!