the name

I thought I’d better start this blog by explaining the name. It can come off as a little overly-sweet with Christian undertones, and I just want it known upfront that I’m aware of that, but there are reasons.

My first name, Katelyn, has roots meaning ‘pure’. I have a lot of history around that as a name for myself, struggling with it for years before a counselor told me it could mean purity of heart.

When I married my husband, I decided to take his last name, Davis. The surname means ‘son of David‘, a name which means Beloved. To me that felt perfect — in making my best friend my husband, I am named Beloved.

I understand that technically a rooted-out version of my name would be ‘Pure son of Beloved’, but Purely Beloved had an easier flow to it, so here we are.


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