On August 8, 2018, Carrie Underwood let fans everywhere know that she and her loving husband Mike Fisher, were expecting their second child. Fans waited with bated breath for the news of a due date, but it never came! Then on January 23rd, Underwood took to her social media to let the world know her second son was born.
An adorable collage featuring the excited parents alongside the newest member of the family is how she shared the news. Underneath was a caption that said the family “couldn’t be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle!” While Underwood’s close relationship with God isn’t news, the post was just a reminder that she sticks strongly to her faith.
Carrie Underwood is really into her faith
A little love for me and Jesus! Thank God for hometowns, indeed! pic.twitter.com/zHPeTeBh
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) April 29, 2012
The caption the country singer left on social media is only the tip of the iceberg. Both Underwood and Fisher grew up in Christian families and stuck with the religion as they got older. While they were dating, they would even pray together over the phone. The shared prayers transitioned into their marriage. Now they continue to take time to strengthen their relationship with each other and with God.
Underwood and Fisher also try to read the same spiritual material so that they reflect together. Inspiring religious decor graces their home. It’s easy to see that Christianity is a cornerstone in their marriage.
Underwood is also no stranger to inviting God into her music. Some of her hits, “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Something in the Water”, are inspired by her Christian faith. While she may alienate some with her faith-based music, she’s not worried. The country singer has even looked to the Bible when it comes to her children.
Underwood leaned on God during troubling times
Underwood’s second pregnancy was a tough one. The songbird purposely got pregnant in early 2017. Unfortunately, God had other plans, and she miscarried. Underwood leaned on God for support but the second miscarriage in 2017 followed by another in 2018 shook her faith. She spoke with God, asking him why he would let her get pregnant if she couldn’t keep the baby. He must’ve heard her because that Monday when she went in for an appointment her baby was good to go. Just like that her faith in her Lord was fully restored.
Jacob’s name is rooted in religion
Considering the experience, it’s not surprising that Underwood named her second child Jacob — Jacob Bryan Fisher. Jacob is a Hebrew name that appears in the Old Testament. In The Bible, Jacob is the patriarch to the 12 sons who gave their names to the 12 Israeli tribes. For a religious couple, it’s a mighty name to bestow. Being an iconic Biblical name, it’s no surprise the name has been in the Top 100 U.S names for over 30 years.
Jacob’s middle name, Bryan, is a variant of Brian which may have royal Celtic origins. It’s was a common Irish name in the past and eventually made its moves to England in the Middle Ages. While the popularity of the name died out after the shift, it experienced a resurgence in the 20th century.
It’s clear Jacob’s name has religious ties but what about his older brother?
What’s the meaning behind Isaiah’s name?
Tiny hands and tiny feet…God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher – born February 27. pic.twitter.com/Rxq9HUmS7W
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 3, 2015
Isaiah Michael Fisher was born on February 27, 2015. The adorable three-year-old has an impressive namesake as well. His first name stems from a Hebrew name that means salvation. Isaiah is another biblical figure; one of the major prophets in the Old Testament. Isaiah’s middle name also stems from a Hebrew name — Mikha’el. Michael is the archangel who is the protector of Israel in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, he’s the leader of heaven’s armies and is known as the patron saint of soldiers in Christianity.
Both names are beautiful and carry hefty religious connotations that leave the boys with big shoes to fill. With such loving parents, they’ll definitely live up to their names, surpassing even their parents’ expectations.