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Dsenyo's Newest Addition: Introducing Little Rio

We are pleased to announce Dsenyo's newest addition.  William Rio Saints ("Rio") was born on Sept 8th to joyous parents and Dsenyo owners Marissa and Jon Saints.  Everyone is happy and healthy.  

The Name: William Rio Saints

There are a few moments in life when you meet up with ones you’ve always dreamed about. Like the dream, in those moments you burst with wonder at the swirl of events, improbable yet destined, fragile yet fated, which lead you here. The generations before, the actions of each one which could have altered the moment you are living. Yet, it feels as if it could never have been different. You are meeting a moment you were meant to live.

Saturday, September 8th, the birth of our son William Rio Saints was one of those moments.


So, what’s in the name?  We wanted the middle name to be meaningful, used, and not just there.  Rio, the middle name, is what we’ll call him at the beginning of life.

It’s playful. It’s nostalgic. It’s creative. It’s artistic. It’s short, fun and speedy. It’s where Marissa and I spent our honeymoon. It can be pronounced in English, Chichewa, and Spanish. It’s also powerful. It is means river. What was once a short playful river, with time, made the Grand Canyon. Rivers wash away sorrow and have brought peace and restoration to both of our lives. It’s a marker in time.  This summer was the driest, hottest on recent record with devastating wildfires. Rio is a prayer for rain and reminder of our origin and dependence upon the natural world. Baby Rio was born in the water.

William is the name that Rio will, with time, grow into. It is a name rooted in the history of our families and in the world. Both of our fathers have worn the name well. As in the novel Baltasar and Blimunda, a Will must be forged, shaped with time, struggle, and learning. A Will becomes full as it is aligned fully with the Will of God.

William is the resolute name he will grow into with time. Rio is the playful, creative childhood name, the tag-a-long inner child that will always be with him.

  • Marissa Saints
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