Bethany is staying on a farm close to Þórshöfn in North East Iceland:
"Yesterday I got to take part in an important event for an Icelandic family, the baptism of their child. While staying in Iceland, I had the pleasure of living with a family who had a new baby girl. To my surprise I learned that baby's were not given a name at birth like they are in the U.S., but instead the parents spend the time up until the baptism (in this case a month) thinking of the perfect name for their child. The name is kept secret from everyone in the family until the baptism, when all of their friends and family come out to learn the baby's name. So yesterday the baby girl previously known as little one was given the name Asta Rut. I was very fortunate to be able to take part in this event.
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