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What's In A Name?

HeIsRisen2018

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I was just wondering, what do people think about people naming their sons Jesus? Sure in Mexico it's a very popular name but it is with the Spanish pronunciation of Hey-Seuss or something like that. Also there was this story that reminded me of this kind of thing as well. For the record I actually like the name Messiah and it's not like they're actually calling him the Messiah. :rolleyes




 

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It's crazy how names are interpreted differently between cultures and their religions.

I remember that story. It is insane that you can't call your child Messiah, but you can name them ESPN, Ima Hogg, and other highly inappropriate things. I suppose with names that common sense goes a long way.
 

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Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

I see nothing blasphemous within the scriptures in naming your child Jesus as that is a an English name just like other names for Jesus like Emmanuel and Joshua. Giving these names to your child just means they are named for Jesus, not that they are Jesus. Like parents who have a son and name him after his father as he is not his father, but carries his name in honor of him.
 

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Why would anyone want to call there child Jesus or Messiah.
Have they no memory of what kids are like with anything odd or strange.
Either they are trying to anoy God or they have unknown desires to control God.
 
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Why would anyone want to call there child Jesus or Messiah.
Have they no memory of what kids are like with anything odd or strange.
Either they are trying to anoy God or they have unknown desires to control God.
I know the generation before mine would name their kids before birth. My mother's name was Billy Neal. They changed it only to Billie, but not more than that after her birth. She hated Billie and chose Neal in her adult life. They never let her forget she was a disappointment for not being born a boy. That messed her up in so many ways and the trickle-down damage was more like a snowball effect. Yeah names are important. What was that Johnny Cash song???? ..A Boy Named Sue?
 

HeIsRisen2018

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Why would anyone want to call there child Jesus or Messiah.
Have they no memory of what kids are like with anything odd or strange.
Either they are trying to anoy God or they have unknown desires to control God.





You know, people name their kids Mary, Joseph, Daniel, James, etc. too. How is that any different?
 

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I know the generation before mine would name their kids before birth. My mother's name was Billy Neal. They changed it only to Billie, but not more than that after her birth. She hated Billie and chose Neal in her adult life. They never let her forget she was a disappointment for not being born a boy. That messed her up in so many ways and the trickle-down damage was more like a snowball effect. Yeah names are important. What was that Johnny Cash song???? ..A Boy Named Sue?
That's sad =/ my husband and I had a friend decide she wanted to be a man because her parents were so disappointed she wasn't born a boy.

I also had a teacher with a boy's name picked out. When she was born a girl, they kept the name anyway.

My husband and I pick out one girl name and one boy name before our babies are born. That way we got the name covered. Not sure why others don't do that if they are waiting until baby is born to know the gender.
 

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