His Name: (we know we have a bit of a reputation for giving our kids less than conventional names, and especially the grandparents are accustomed now to holding their breath before we announce each new little one's name, but bear with us...)
Kyin (pronounced kind of like the familiar name "Ryan", but with a K) is a shortened homemade version of a long Greek word meaning "new" that is found in a passage of Scripture we love, Isaiah 61:4, which reads:
"They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations."
The word (kainiosin) doesn't just mean new as in "the next thing" but has a deep sense of freshness and acknowledgement of God doing something great. It is also used in the New Testament to describe the "new covenant" and "new Jerusalem".