Lily plus Llama

Lily and Llama: Behind the Name

Landon and I have come up with so many different ideas for ways we could help pregnant mamas. So many. When the idea for the pre-packed hospital bag finally came to us, we knew it was the one. We just needed a name.

Gotta give credit where credit is due: Landon came up with the name “Lily and Llama.” Truthfully, we didn’t have anything special in mind when we were brainstorming the name for the pre-packed hospital bag. We knew we wanted a gender-neutral name. And, like with our sons Aiden and Austin, we’re kinda all about alliteration. 

Well, it just so happens that the spirit behind the name of the pre-packed hospital bag totally vibes with both the symbolism of the lily and everything we love about llamas.  

Lily 

Lily Illustration
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  • Lilies are social plants. They grow best in groups. 
  • Stemming from the Greek myth of Hera and Zeus, lilies are symbols of rebirth and motherhood.
  • Ancient Assyrians and Babylonians associated the lily with Ishtar, the goddess of fertility. 
  • There are five different colors of lily, each with its’ own meaning.  
    • White lilies are symbols of purity and virtue.  
    • Orange lilies are the symbol of confidence and pride.  
    • The yellow lily is a symbol of happiness, joyfulness, and thankfulness.  
    • A pink lily symbolizes love, admiration, compassion, and femininity. 
    • Purple lilies are symbols of success, dignity, admiration & accomplishment. 

Llama 

A happy llama
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  • Llamas are pack animals and have been for thousands of years. They are mostly used to help carry heavy loads. 
  • A llama is easy to train, calm and relaxed, and happy to hop along at a leisurely pace.  
  • The scientific name for the llama is the cutest: lama glama. Not sure why that’s not more well-known.  
  • “Llamas are interesting, often affectionate, and sometimes amusing animals that give their owners plenty of pleasure on a daily basis.” – HobbyFarms.com
  • And just because it’s a fun fact: The gestation period for llamas is 350 days. Yup. 

We didn’t set out to come up with a name that symbolizes birth, femininity, and compassion, and represents a friendly pack animal that helps carry large loads. But it just kinda ended up that way. And we’re pretty happy about it.

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