Spiritual Meanings of Names: How to choose a name

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When choosing a name for a baby boy or girl is very important to do some research before you decide on a name.

Spiritual Meanings of Names

When choosing a name for a baby boy or girl is very important to do some research before you decide on a name.

Only recently I was checking the names of my family and friends to see if the meaning of their name matches their character. To my amazement, the names actually matched the individuals character.

I also did my own name to further verify my point.
My name is Althea which means healer and my spiritual connotation is wholesome. Throughout my life, I always found myself helping persons through a healing process. Today I am thankful that this blog is being used in a wholesome way to help persons through the content that is being provided.

It showed me the importance of a name and it is very powerful. So as parents and guardians we must be very careful when we are naming our children because it can shape their destiny. I think it is also important for children to know the meaning of their names as it will help in giving them an assurance of how special they are to their family and the impact they will make in this world.



Biblical name meaning in the bible

In biblical times God gave names to persons because their names identified with God’s purpose for their lives.

Here are a few examples:

Abraham: God changed Abraham’s name from Abram meaning… “high father” to Abraham meaning “Father of many or multitudes.” His wife Sarah also had a name change from Sarai which meant “princess” to Sarah “mother of nations.” The descendants of Abraham and Sarah formed many nations including, Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Jacob: his name changed from being Jacob meaning “sup-planter” to Israel, “having power with God”    

Peter:  Jesus changes his name from Simon which meant “he has heard” or “listen” to Peter meaning “rock or stone.”



Names that meant curses

In the book of Hosea, the Lord told Hosea the prophet to marry an unfaithful bride. This was to be an object lesson to the nation of Israel regarding their spiritual adultery towards Him.

As Hosea first son was born the Lord told him to call him “Jezreel” for yet a little while and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. Hosea 1:4

Jezreel signified doom for the entire kingdom of Israel.

Hosea second child a girl – God told him to name her “Lo-ruhhamah,” which meant “she has not received compassion.” Hosea 1:6-7

Lo-ruhhamah signified Israel loss of God’s compassion and forgiveness.

Hosea third child another boy – God said to name him “Lo-ammi,” which meant not my people. Hosea 1:8-9

Lo-ammi was to inform Israel that they are not his people and He will not be they God.



Conclusion

As a parent always make sure that you know the meaning of your child’s name. The name may sound good to the ears but have a negative meaning. So be wise when choosing.



Below is a best seller book with names and the meaning of names to help you when you are choosing.

The Name Book: Over 10,000 Names–Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance

Your baby’s name is one of the most important gifts you give as a parent. The Name Book gives you more than just a list of popular names. From Aaron to Zoe, this useful book includes the cultural origin, the literal meaning, and the spiritual significance of more than 10,000 classic, contemporary, and biblical names. An appropriate verse of Scripture accompanies each name, giving you a special way to bless your children. Also included are helpful hints on naming your child. Join the thousands who have found The Name Book to be a treasured resource when choosing a name–a gift to your child that lasts a lifetime. Click here to preview book

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