Do You Know What Your Name Means?
According to Jewish tradition, a child has to be named after someone in the family; or at the least, their names should begin with the same first letter. That's what one of my Jewish friends told me. When she said that it immediately struck me that the story of the birth of John the Baptist recorded in the New Testament, reflected centuries old customs and traditions of the Jews. ( Luke 1: 60-63 ) Of course, in many non-Jewish families children are often named by or rather for some other family member like an aunt or an uncle or the grandparents.
You may know who you were named after but never did research to discover the meaning of your name. FirstNameStore.com could help you learn the rich history of your name. To me, this site is different from other sites because some of the names are Asian. Most sites usually explain the origins of names commonly used in Western nations. At this site, you can search Ethnic names, Bible names, Celebrity names, etc. If you have an odd or unusual name and know its meaning and origin you might be able to send it in to have it added to their database. It's fun but not too sure about the information presented there. Still it's a good starting point.
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Image above: Artistic expression - Sculpture of Jesus submitting to John the Baptist to be baptized.
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