Saturday, April 9, 2011

What’s in a name?

Paul Dickenson, in his 1986 book, A Collector’s Compendium of Rare and Unusual, Bold and Beautiful, Odd and Whimsical NAMES; the author cites the following names of people who become a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy:

Will Drop was a Montreal window washer who died washing windows. Joe Bunt was a baseball coach. Dan Druf was a barber. Mr O’neil and Mr Pray became business partners in church equipment. Will Burn died in an electric chair. Go, Forth, and Ketchum were motorcycle police officers. Zoltan Ovary was a gynaecologist. P.P. Peters was a urologist. Will Crumble was a plaster contractor.

Do you know what's in your name? What significance is your name to you? Those of us who are batized members of God's family, were/are called and named by God; whose name means life; and who gives life. Now that's worth remembering and celebrating every day!  

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