Jordan and I put a lot of thought into our son's name. But truth be told, I knew our baby's name was going to be Jude all along. :-) I fell in love with the name even before we knew we were having a boy. I just had a strong feeling that our baby was "Jude".
We went through a lot (though not near as much as some) to have this baby. We tried for awhile, and then had a miscarriage. When I found out we were pregnant again I was overwhelmed with just joy and praise and thanks.
And that is the meaning of the name Jude in hebrew.
Jude: Praise; Thanks
Obviously it is a biblical name (there is a book in the bible called Jude) and that was very important to us as well. And then my family has a tradition of passing along middle names. My dad's middle name is Michael and I wanted to keep with this tradition. Michael means: who is like God?
So that is where the name came from. I fell in love with it long ago. :-) It took awhile to get Jordan on board, mainly because he was afraid everyone would think we got it from the Beatle's song "Hey Jude". Which, really, it's a great song. I have no problem with my son's name being in that song. :-) And I'm sure it will be sung to him a time or two in his life.