A name?

From Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, 1600:

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.


What really is in a name?

I’m named after a character on the Young and the Restless. My parents are big fans of the show and they just liked the name. If you look it up it means revelation or Manifestation of God. I like it, I think it suits me.

But now my DH and I are faced with the challenge of naming our son. I know we still have a few more weeks but I am trying to be prepared. I have told my DH that we will not decide on anything until we actually see the baby but there are so many names!

I even took out some books from the library to see if we could narrow it down a little, some of the names I told my DH and his response was ‘that’s not an unreasonable name,’ which means we should keep it on the list!

Here are the top contenders…

  1. Ignatius: (Nate for short) DH’s grandfathers name
  2. Joshua: leads the Israelites’ to the promise land, a leader in the Old Testament
  3. John: one of my favourite books of the Bible
  4. Emerson: sounds strong
  5. Jack: I like it but it rhymes with our last name so I doubt it has a chance
  6. William: after my maiden name
  7. Bradley: a family name
  8. James: another strong book of the Bible and a family name
  9. Nicholas: character on the YR
  10. Zachary: I like how it sounds and a good name
  11.  Hunter: DH likes to hunt
  12. Matthew: Bible book
  13. Thomas: my dad’s name

I am sure I could go on with more names. As you can see it is not an easy task, you are naming another human being and in theory he will have that name for the rest of his life.

It is not something you should take lightly!

I am confidant though when the time comes God will guide us in the right direction and the name we do pick will be the perfect one for our son.


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