Matyas Andrew Ziray Arango

November 24, 2012 · Posted in baby, personal, photos 

November 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

7 pounds, 3 ounces

20 1/2 inches long

Baby Matyas arrived Wednesday morning at St. Luke’s Medical Center, in Boise, Idaho, perfectly healthy and with almost no fuss. We all spent Thanksgiving in the hospital with friends and ate a wonderful dinner in a cramped but wonderful hospital room.

Both mom and baby are doing well and should be released from the hospital Saturday morning.

What’s with the long name?

Matyas’s mother comes from a culture of combining both parent’s last names for their children. His last name is technically “Ziray Arango” and his middle name is Andrew, named after his great grandfather, Andrew James Ziray, Sr., and his Grandfather, Andrew James Ziray, Jr. His uncle is also Andrew James Ziray, III.

As for his first name, Matyas (ma-TEE-us) is a name that works in both Spanish and English, with the benefit of also being the name of Hungary’s first king, Mátyás Corvinus. Matyas also means “gift of god,” which has a bit of irony since Michael means, “Who is like god?” This latter part is purely coincidence. The Spanish version is Matias, while the English version is Matthias. Either way, it is a unique name and in our opinion, tasteful to the mixed heritage of this young little guy.

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