The question comes after they've asked us to pronounce her name Aravis (Air-A-Vis), "so, what's it mean." Evidently every name has a meaning, or so the thinking goes after all the christian book stores sold all those cards bearing a persons name and meaning.
We to be true we don't know what her name means, it's taken from C.S. Lewis' book, The Horse and His Boy.
As I held her during the lunch hour today I said to Aravis, "right now your name means gift from God." "When you're a teenager your name will mean, "I'll kick your butt you scum sucking boy."
Maybe this is how becoming the father of a girl has changed me.
In the pictures of her birth I had a beard - Aravis hasn't been happy with it, so it's off.