The Importance of Names and its effects in our Personalities
At first, I dislike my name. I hated it. It is always mispelled. I didn't like the sound. I have something in mind that will truly suit my personality. My parents, especially my mother, told me to accept the fact the parents used to name their children, not the children naming themselves.
Then, to make that name authenticated, they will register it at the town's registry. From that point, I became a part of our place's history.
I started getting and receiving hurtful jokes because of my names. And it came from my elder sisters and brother. I can't help by cry when I heard them misspelling my name. They usually started chanting my name in backward order.
I was young, then, and my understanding was still narrow and stiff. I just knew that when it is red, it is usually sweet. The same with yellow. So, that when I saw a bunch of ripe, red jalapeno pepper at the backyard, I immediately ran to it then greedily ate those pepper. I cried alone because they all went to the ricefield playing.
That 'hot' experience taught me a thing or two. Never believe with what you perceive about things around you. The same with your name. Athough, it may sound ugly to you, maybe to other people, it's music to their ears.
Maybe, in this country it's an ugly name but in other country, it's the most beautiful name!
Some even changed their names and settled for beautiful nicknames. I didn't want to do it.
I'll tell you why.
Most of the names that our family possess came from published booklet of names that was handed down by Spaniards. Most Filipino names are similar to many Latin countries that were colonized during the Spanish regime.
When Americans came, those names were Americanized. When Japanese army invaded the islands, many Japanese names were given to newborn babies. Even Chinese names are apparent to many Filipinos these days.
I'm checking the meaning of my name:
Arian was derived from ancient people of Russia while Rey means king in Spanish.
Some of my friends carry their native islander's names, like Makisig or Malakas for strong or Maganda for beautiful or Bulilit for small.
Those who are so nationalistic or patriotic name their children, like Bayani or hero or even ./.
Most of Filipino nowadays are Americanized, like James Paul, Christine Mae, and so on and so forth.
My sister's two sons bear Biblical names such as, Enoch and Ezekiel.
My other sister hates her name and she don't want to be associated with a mythical name Ambrosia which means food for the gods.
I have great respect for early civilization, especially for the Indian people. They derived their names according to their personal traits or characteristics or even occupation, like Mighty Arrow, Hunting Deer, and the famous girl's name, Pocahontas.
Greek people celebrate their Name Day, more than their birthdays. When I asked my co-workers why is it so; they say that Orthodox Christian belief focuses more on the celebration of name. The names of men and women in a certain family clan will be handed from generation to generation. For example, a man bears the name of his grandfather, likewise with the women.
I wonder why some fathers like to name their sons like them. Some juniors bearing their father's names often whined because of being the namesake of their old men. Some mothers also did kind of name-scheme.
The Most Powerful of Names
For us, Christians, the name of God the Father is the most power of all. Yaweh (YWH) or Jehovah is the visible name of Abba or Father written in the Holy Scriptures. As part of the Ten Commandments, mankind should not put God's name in vain.
It is still a practice that if someone is telling the truth, he will swear in God's name to justify the authenticity of his/her statement. Others will swear, "Let the lightning strike me if I'm telling a lie!"
Meanwhile in the Muslim world, Allah is the name known to them in praising the Supreme Being.
Hari Krishna is popular among Indian people who embrace Hinduism and Buddha (Gautama Buddha) in Buddhism.
In every language known to man, different names for the Almighty is worship with reverence,
Names garner respect even in the ordinary world, much more with the Creator himself.
The Importance of a name - Jehovah c/o PatadeLobo
Check the meaning of your name
- Behind the Name: the Etymology, Meaning and History of First Names
The meaning and history of first names. Biblical names, Mythology names, English names, Spanish names, Italian names, French names, Asian names, African names, Indian names, Irish names and so on and so forth.
Importance of Names-also reflect the identity of an individual. Names from the Holy Scriptures have meanings that became the continuing legacy of man as he exists in this world. Loving your name, appreciating your parents who have given you such title and making you happy when one of your friends call you correctly. You don't want others to make your name a mockery. I didn't like it, too. I always feel disgusted when someone misspells my name. Without a name, there'll be no identifying term to every individual we meet.
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