Since Eli's birth we have been asked where his name came from or whether it has any special meaning. We don't know and yes, in a way. Eli's name was fated, it was written long before his birth, before we knew he was a he. My husband and I both chose names and did not share those names until well into the pregnancy. The boy name which we had chosen was the same, Eli. It was perfect. So perfect that we literally stayed up into the night before Eli's birth to finalize what our girl's name would be if we had a girl.
Oddly enough, during Eli's pregnancy, no one in our family asked what the baby's name would be until just two days before his birth. Seriously. It never even occurred to me until I was finally asked. Most of our family had no idea what Eli's name was until we came out of the operating room which was after he had already passed. A life lived before it even had a name.