On Sunday, our Pastor talked about how names meant a lot in Bible days. This sparked me to look up the meanings of my own kids names. I did not choose the names for most of them and had never really given it much thought. I found some pretty positive things in their names so shared with them during our Bible time. We also prayed as a family that God would work with them to bring the positive elements of their names into reality. We also used it as a spring board to talk about how God has a purpose for each of us, and he knew us before we were even born. I think the kids really tok away a positive message that they matter from this one and I couldn’t be happier about that since so often the words they hear are in lecturing, redirection etc.
Here are the meanings (of their real names of course)
Elasto Boy – Lord – Earth Worker
God’s worker of the earth
Queen Bee – He sees – God’s Promise – New Day
Promise of a New Day
Mr. Hockey – He who supplants (takes over) – Little Sunshine
Ruler who brings of Sunshine
Electric Lady – Mighty warrior – Pleasant
God’s Pleasant warrior
Chloe – Bloom God’s Promise
Big Guy – Who is like God?