as the name of our first born son...
We chose "Onyx" because Onyx is strong and one of the first things created on this earth. If you believe the bible's version of creation, there was water then God made land, and in the land was Onyx. We chose that as a first name because we want him to be strong. Also people usually think of Onyx as black, but Onyx comes in so many colors it is always beautiful and unpredictable. ..... We chose "Morel" as a middle name because all of existing life needs all the rest of life to exist. Everything is so intricately woven that every little thing counts, even down to the smallest mushrooms. We also chose the name Morel because along with the nature aspect of the name it sounds like "moral" and I think to live in the world we live in, you need to have strong morals to guide you to live a full happy life.
And that is why we chose those names for him.
I think Onyx looks just a wee bit like his mama. That's all I am sayin'!