The following is an excerpt from Kavan’s email to us:
On June 8 at 12:13 a.m. Sarah Johnson and Kavan Peterson were born a beautiful healthy girl, Oona Alice Peterson, weighing 6 lbs. 14 ounces and 21 and 1/4 inches long. Both momma and daughter are recovering wonderfully from a long but smooth labor and delivery.
Oona’s middle name is for her mother’s grandmother Alice Surface, who recently passed away, and Kavan’s great-great grandmother Alice Peterson.
About the name Oona:
The girl’s name Oona \o(o)-na\ is pronounced OO-nah. It is of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic origin, meaning “unity”. Variant of Una ( Latin) “one”. Playwright gave this name to his daughter, Lady Oona O’Neill Chaplin, wife of .
Oona: From the Irish word uan “a lamb” or may come from the Latin una meaning “one,” hence it is sometimes translated as “Unity.” In legend Oonagh was “Queen of the Fairies” who had long golden hair which reached to the ground and she was also the wife of legendary Fionn Mac Cool.
Welcome to the family, Oona.