Monday, November 14, 2016

Steven Malachi Bates


We're on a blogging break (although we've been swooping in to take care of some things), but there's still plenty of great Bates content coming your way!

Did you know that when Gil and Kelly Bates were expecting Carlin Bates, they were so convinced she was a boy that they chose a name (Steven Malachi) and made birth announcements? Well, when Bates Baby #9 turned out to be a girl, the new parents scrambled to come up with a name that was both beautiful and meaningful. In the video below, they share the meaning behind "Carlin Brianne."

Have you entered our latest giveaway? We're raffling off five copies of Lawson Bates' new CD, "What Country Means to Me." Click here for details.


Photo/video courtesy of UP

11 comments:

  1. I wonder why they never used the name Steven Malachi after.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, my first sons name was going to be Makayla... But, he was a he. Never used that name. All of my kids have an opposite gender name we were going to go with. Never were they reused. Lol. Theres not really a rhyme or reason. It just wasnt. :-)

      Delete
    2. It's probably because it reminds them of their Mistake with Carlin; and they didn't want to make that same mistake again.

      Delete
  2. Oooh, you ladies made me think there was another baby Bates on the way with that headline!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Malachi? You know you can be a Christian without naming your kid a horrible Bible name, right?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know right!! I always feel sorry when I hear a child being named Malachi, Ezekiel or Esther...as if the parents are trying to prove they've read the Old Testament. They are just old and dated names. If they want Bible names why not Mary, Elizabeth, Peter or Michael? Normal names and all heavy hitters in the Bible.

      Delete
    2. What's wrong with the name Malachi? You do realize you've offended people here with male relatives who are named Malachi?

      Delete
    3. Maybe Malachi had a special meaning to them.

      Delete
    4. Malachi is a beautiful name. At least they didn't try nebuchinesser

      Delete
    5. People can be offended, I guess. This is a forum for opinions. People need to learn how to be offended and then move on with their lives.

      Delete
  4. I liked it when the Bates girls didn't used to wear so much makeup and dye their hair as much. Carlin looks angelic in this video.

    ReplyDelete