Thursday, January 13, 2011

your name and mine

What's in a name? The Roman Catholic pope seems to think there may be important implications:

The Pope says children should be given truly Christian names. But why have some saints and biblical figures inspired baby names, but not others?
Our playgrounds are blessed with a multitude of Daniels, Sarahs and Adams, but not quite so many Amminadabs, Zipporahs or Habakkuks.
-- Complete story

The part that always interested me was that we all come out of the womb having no name at all ... and really, things worked perfectly without it.


  1. I thought that for years my name was Jesus Christ and my brother was God Damn it...only when I went to school I found out my real name... ;-)