Tera Evelynne: Her Name

We named her Tera Evelynne Hines.

Why did we do that?

Well, first of all….we loved the names.

Yes, we know Tera is usually spelled Tara. But we just wanted to confuse you.

Just kidding. There is actually a LOT of personal significance behind the name Tera.

I was raised very differently from most American children, not in the lifestyle of my home, but in the place that I grew up.

(yep, that’s me!)

Obviously, this place is very significant to me. But I also had the chance to take Theo to Tera two years ago when we were in Niger for a visit. It was pretty much one of my favorite things to watch Theo interact with the people in Tera. We fell in love with each other even more the day we were able to visit my childhood home.

This may not look like ‘falling in love’, but it was our wonderful picnic lunch in Tera when visited.

The name Evelynne also has special significance. My Mom’s name is Nancy Eveyln, and both my great-grandma and my great-great-grandma had the middle name Evelyn.

Tera with her Grandma:


So there you have it! Why we named her Tera Evelynne Hines. We are in love with her name, but even more than that, we sure are in love with her!

One comment

  1. Ryan Einfeldt says:

    Congrats to you both! I love the name. Welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood – so great that your folks can be around for a little bit.

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