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.
- 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.
- 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.