Hey everybody! It's time for another name crush!
My name crush this Monday is the lovely nature name Sparrow. While Joel Madden and Nicole Richie used this name for their son several years ago for their son (matching in sound to sister Harlow), I prefer Sparrow as a girl's name. Sparrow has a different but appealing sound. I just love girls names that end in the "oh" sound! Jesus used a Sparrow as an illustration of Gods love in Matthew 10:29-31, and the gospel hymn "His Eye is on the Sparrow" is based on this passage. I find this to be a positive association but some see it as negative because Jesus's point in the passage was that God cares for the Sparrow even though they are common and insignificant birds so we know he will care for us because we mean so much more than a little bird. I see where they're coming from on that but I still find it to be a positive association (he makes a similar point about lilies but no one considers Lily a negative name). Sparrow is also a great name if you're looking for something that's under the radar. Sparrow doesn't rank in the top 1000 for either gender. I would use this name in a heartbeat if it didn't clash with my last name!
What names are you crushing on lately? Let me know in the comments!