What’s in a name?

I have always been a fan of unique children’s names though it can be taken too far. I know of a preacher in Michigan named Ivan Odor who had a sister named Ima Odor – no kidding! But how far is too far?

The Israeli news source Galgalatz reports that Lior and Vardit Adler are the proud parents of a bouncing baby one-year-old girl named after the Facebook Like button.

Apparently, the parents were looking to call their daughter something unique. The moniker is not meant to be a gimmick; they just like (pun intended) the meaning behind the name.

The Adlers are hardly the first people to saddle their kid with a suspect name.

One man offered to name his son Batman if he could get 500,000 people to become fans of his Facebook Page, and another couple named their child Facebook in honor of the role the social network played in the recent revolution in Egypt.

Names are special to God as well but for a different reason.

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. ~ Revelation 2:17

How cool is that! God has a name just for you and me. He’s preparing to write it on a white stone and present it to us for having stayed faithful to Him in this journey of life!

What do you think your name will be?


Leave a comment

Filed under Heaven, intimacy with the Lord, Love of God

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s