Title: What's in a Name?

What's in a Name? According to a newspaper item, James Williams of Beaumont, TX, promised his wife Cosandra that she could choose the name for their baby girl. "Just before we got married, Cosandra told me that she wanted our child's first name to contain parts of every family name ever used," said Williams. "I didn't think it was too great an idea, but I agreed to compromise. We decided I would name the boys and she would name the girls." Early in September Cosandra had a baby girl. The baby is called Jameshauwnell, short for an unpronounceable, 1,019-letter conglomeration of letters (as in The Calgary Herald, Sept. 19). In the case of Mary and Joseph, the angel gave the name of the child to be born of Mary by the Spirit of God. The angel instructed Joseph that the child was to be called Jesus, a name full of meaning, the Greek equivalent of Joshua, meaning that Jehovah saves His people. We are glad that Heaven decided on that name, for it is full of significance to us sinners. See: Matt 1:21; Acts 4:10 What's in a Name? Has been asked by many, He is ... from William Shakespeare to Harry potter. To the artist He is the One Altogether Lovely. Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good To the architect He is the Chief Cornerstone. name is better than precious To the astronomer He is the Sun of Righteousness. ointment…. To the baker He is the Living Bread. Proverbs 22:1 A good name To the banker He is the Hidden Treasure. is rather to be chosen than To the biologist He is the Life. great riches, and loving To the carpenter He is the Sure Foundation. favour rather than silver and To the doctor He is the Great Physician. gold. To the educator He is the Great Teacher. To the farmer He is the Sower and Lord of the Harvest. To the florist He is the Lily of the Valley and the Rose of Sharon. To the geologist He is the Rock of Ages. To the horticulturist He is the True Vine. To the judge He is the Righteous Judge. To the juror He is the True Witness. To the jeweler He is the Pearl of Great Price. To the editor He is the Good Tidings of Great Joy. To the oculist He is the Light of the Eyes. To the philosopher He is the Wisdom of God. To the Printer He is the True Type. To the servant He is the Good Master. To the student He is the Incarnate Truth. To the toiler He is the Giver of Rest. To the Sinner He is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. To the Christian, He is the Living God, the Savior, the Redeemer and Lord! See: Matt 16:16; John 1:29

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Mathew 1:21 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. Acts 4:10 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matt 16:16 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29

Andrew – Greek – Manly, strong Tammy (tamara) – Hebrew – Palm tree, or spice Randall (Randolf) English – neat freak Robert – olf german – bright fame, full of life Linda (Lin) – Spanish – beautiful one, soft David – hebrew – beloved Cora – greek – maiden, fair one Samuel – Hebrew – name of God – strength Hugh – old german – soul, mind, or spirit Abigail – Hebrew – A father’s joy Joy – latin – to rejoice