What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? In most cases, a parent gives great attention and thought, when choosing a name for a child. To those, who name a baby, after a parent or other family member, it reveals honor and pride. Shake your family tree; you’ll be amazed, at how frequently families pass names down. My formal name, Pamela Sue, was not in honor of a relative. As a baby and child, everyone called me “Pammy Sue.” That’s mighty close to “Ammi!”

“O JEZREEL, RENAME your brother and sister. Call your brother Ammi (which means “Now you are mine”); name your sister Ruhammah (“Pitied”), for now God will have mercy upon her (Hosea 2:1 Living Bible)!” What beautiful meaning behind these names: mine, and having mercy! What’s in a name? Some have little significance. Many are meaningful. Joy explodes, when we perceive God calls us by name!   (Isaiah 43:1-2)

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