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Did God give you the name when you were born. I hate my name. My first name sounds like an old ladys name, and my middle name my parents always used, but reminds me of when my mom used to call my name when she was drunk. I really hate my name.  :(


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my chinese name is sound like a man's name

so when i need an english name,i tried to pick out the most feminine name in the dictionary,and then there is silvia

 

And then I used the name”silvia” talking in the internet, and a guy asked me : are y a Christian?,I said no(at that time I was not a Christian and know nothing about Christian)

I asked him why he gave me such a question, he said that Silvia is one of the ancient Christian saints ,and she sacrificed her life for her faith,and the Chinese Christians like to use this name when they need an English name.

 

Several years later ,I was called by GOD,I remembered that dialogue ,and I think it is a GOD given name just like GOD/Jesus changed Abraham, Israel ,Peters names, and I was chosen by GOD and is destined to be the Christian.


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My parents did not have this in mind either. They essentially named me after a cousin who has a different last name.

 

Think I'll keep it.


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I think our parents give us our names, but God promises those who overcome a new name in Rev.2:17 He renamed a lot of people. Jacob was named Israel, Saul was named Paul, Simon was named Peter.

I still like the name tigger. When our son was three we called him tigger because he would bouncy bouncy all around the house. It brings back fond memories. I like some old ladies names and unique names, which is why I chose Willamina, my grandma's name. I also like Viola. But some I don't like as well are Gertrude, Agnus and Madeline.
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I don't hate or dislike my name just a lot of girls have it so get's confusing or boring after a while. I was going have my name after my grandma on my dad's side but my mom changed it last minute. 


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Tigger it is not the name itself, as much as how person the present themselves.  For if one present themselves will, they will have a good name.

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.   Proverbs 22:1

And from what I have seen here on Worthy, you have a very good name,  When God looks at your name, He sees that you have trusted in the Name of His Son, Acts 4:12; and reminds us:

Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.  Luke 10:20   Our names are written in heaven, and if God writes any name down, that name has a far greater beauty than any earthly name.


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I have the same name as my Father and my Grand-Father, so I am happy with it. 


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I was named after a character from a tv  soap opera. :clap:


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My real name is Arjay Araña, and according to my parents ARJAY stands for Araña Romeo Josephine And You :)

They thought my name is unique, but there are other Arjays in the world. I even found another Arjay Araña in Facebook.

My display name Dak is given to me by a brother here in Worthy, and came from my pseudonym Dakilang Pag-asa, a Filipino phrase that means "great hope."

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My parents gave me the name of Bethany 1) because someone related to me that they love dearly was named Bertha and they didn't want to name Bertha (THANK GOODNESS!) 2) They like the meaning they found "House of God" ...I love my name. My brothers have biblical names as well. 


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My real name is Colleen ..my Grandmother named me...she was Irish.


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my real name is Benny Ray my mom wanted to call me Ray so being born one day before my oldest brother turned 1 year she would try to get him to say Ray and he could only say Ro she would repeat and he would repeat Ro so I became RoRo.


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I am a Jr.  But I did not name my son after me.  However, he did go on and name his son after him. 


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My Mother gave me my name,she was going for an aristacratic name,hoping i would be....LOL

 

there are 3 of us in the family with the same name...it get's kinda confusing when were all together in the same place..LOL

 

The only trouble i have is with my middle name....it used to mean something totally different then it does now.


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I think that these days there is more about trying to find a name that is unique, which in Australia at least has caused the authorities to reject some of the names parents are choosing for their newborns. Another factor that I believe causes poorly chosen names in this society is that there is a time frame in which we must register the name of our kids. I heard once that in ancient cultures, it would often take a long time for a child to be named, as the parents would watch the child, look at their temperament and personality and then choose a name that suited what they observed.

 

I like my name, and through most of school I would get annoyed with and sometimes ignored people who didn't use my proper, full, name. I'm not so rigid about it now, but now in the adult world, not many people try and use a nick-name for me.


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     I am surprised to hear what murray has said ,that authorities in Australia reject some names.......I wish some names in America were rejected,I am sometimes shocked by what I hear & feel bad that kids have to go through life with such names ........names that are much like the ones we used to place on the "roll call" list that the substitute teacher would call out loud & get embarrassed once she realized what the kids had done.........I think a lot of parents do not think of all the possibilities that a name can bring(good & bad)

    I am okay with my birth name ,there is a long line of us in my family but I am known by "Kwik" from friends & family.......& it suits my personality

                                                                                                                                     With love,Kwik

 

Only one name I do not like to see people name their kids,"Jesus".......I feel like only One is the Name above all names & no one is Worthy of the Name.....even though many were called by that name at the time Jesus walked this earth..........


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     I am surprised to hear what murray has said ,that authorities in Australia reject some names.......I wish some names in America were rejected,I am sometimes shocked by what I hear & feel bad that kids have to go through life with such names ........names that are much like the ones we used to place on the "roll call" list that the substitute teacher would call out loud & get embarrassed once she realized what the kids had done.........I think a lot of parents do not think of all the possibilities that a name can bring(good & bad)

    I am okay with my birth name ,there is a long line of us in my family but I am known by "Kwik" from friends & family.......& it suits my personality

                                                                                                                                     With love,Kwik

 

Only one name I do not like to see people name their kids,"Jesus".......I feel like only One is the Name above all names & no one is Worthy of the Name.....even though many were called by that name at the time Jesus walked this earth..........

 

I'm in agreement there, Kwik.  Jesus should only refer to our Lord and I'm totally against naming children that.


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Hey Sis Morning Glory!

     I am so glad you said that .......

 

I'm in agreement there, Kwik.  Jesus should only refer to our Lord and I'm totally against naming children that.                                           posted by Morning Glory

   I was expecting some flack right away,,,,,,,,,to me it is like naming a child"I Am" or "Yahweh".......no different?

                                                                                                                                                               With love -in Christ,Kwik


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Only one name I do not like to see people name their kids,"Jesus".......I feel like only One is the Name above all names & no one is Worthy of the Name.....even though many were called by that name at the time Jesus walked this earth..........

one of my daughters closest high school friends married a Jesus, and every time we get something in the mail from them it kind of freaks me out.  When she posts on FaceBook that her and Jesus took the family to do this and that it just makes my mind go a little crazy.

 

I agree, it shouldn't be done.


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