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Do you have a religious name such as Christopher or Faith and, if so,
do you want to change it?
- Isn't there a fairly significant Deborah in the bible? I know the name is Hebrew. I wouldn't change it, because I'm used to it, it doesn't mean anything to most people, and it wasn't given to me with religious intent anyway (was named after Princess Leia's mum, forget her surname).
(Reverend Tigger #1109)
- I have a Hebrew name with religious connotations and don't use it.
(Charles Fiterman #376)
- Never really bothers me (Stephen David). But now that you MENTION it! I'll have to go into denial. ;-) (Steve Knight #855)
- I can answer this one on the positive side, since my middle name is Faith. I've hated this name since earliest childhood, since I always pronounced it 'Face' and my father thought that this was hysterically funny. It isn't nice embarrassing a shy little girl. My feelings about
the name's religious aspects came much later. I never use this name. If
I could drop it legally, I would. (Mickey (Michelle Malkin)#1)
- My last name is Danish and literally means "Seed of Adam." Would I change it? Not on your life. I am fiercely proud of my Danish heritage, as well as my Scottish and Irish heritages. That and I'm usually the
first name on most lists. (Todd Adamson #1114)
- Is my name religious? Yes and no. Saint Nicholas began his fame as
a religious figure (an Alexandrian bisop IIRC), and is often pictured as such in religious icons. But if you ask anybody what they associate with "Saint Nicholas" is nowadays, they start singing: Jolly old Saint Nicholas
Lean you ear this way...
So, in other words, I'm named after a religious figure whose name and character have been absorbed by an increasingly secular holiday. I find the metaphor wholly apt.
And no, I wouldn't change it. (Nick Matthewsen #731)
- Daniel, that's me. "Daniel in the lion's den." Yup. Heard that one a LOT in the catholic school. Used to hate my name, called me "Danny" as a kid, and it's stuck with my family and old friends. Nowadays, I really don't think that much about it.
Nah, I don't want to change it. It'd be a pain in the ass changing the driver's license, credit cards, public records, etc. ;) (Dan Chaney #1144)
- I'm Christopher ... never cared too much for the name. Could have been worse, though - I was supposed to be "Morgan", but my birth fell on Columbus Day.
Went to Catholic school and read the old St. Christopher ("Christ Bearer") carrying the christ child across the river, blah blah ... Then to make it worse, they "de-sainted" him later - apparently someone discovered he never actually existed. Now if only the RCC would do more research into the rest of their mythology ...
Never thought about actually changing it, don't know what I'd change it to. But I don't like the religious connotations of it either. (Chris Hamilton #1186)
- Er, would "David" be considered a religious name? Eh, whatever. In any case, I'm not unhappy with it. It's just doesn't fit me anymore.
I've gone by Fish (by choice) for so very long now, that it feels more comfortable than David or Dave does. Only my family calls me Dave anymore (mom, dad, brothers, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, and most of the time my wife) (although even she occasionally calls me Fish). Everyone else calls me Fish.
I've seriously thought of having my name legally changed to just "Fish" ("Fish Trout" being a bit redundant) but have never followed through on
it. But maybe I should since (get a load of this): I was baptised, as a Christian, with water from the *Holy Land!* (the river Jordan) -- YUK! BLECH! ("Fish" (David B. Trout) #623)
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