Peter James Eyre Shumway
March 15, 2011 ….. 11:31pm
7 lbs 11 oz ….. 21 inches long
We did it! This child has a name. Finally. We’ve had some serious family battles over this name in the past week. The kids have been very opinionated about it…..but it’s finally official. Everyone is happy. We signed the birth certificate this morning.
Peter Shumway = first Shumway in our family line. a French Huguenot who immigrated from France in mid 1700’s in search of religious freedom. he settled just north of us in Topsfield MA.
James Eyre = first Eyre to join the Mormon Church in England and make a long faithful pilgrimage to Utah.
Peter = rock. walked on water.
Peter and James = beloved friends and disciples of Christ.
I love the heritage and legacy associated with these names. We hope little Peter will gain some kind of inspiration and strength from the examples and lives of those he’s named after.