I have just started a Bible Study in my home with a few friends. It is on Kay Arthur's book LORD I Want to Know You. It is a study of some of the names of God. Fabulous! You should read it.
Names have power and meaning, I think. Our names are our identity. They are who we are.
Do you know what your name means? When naming my children I looked at the meaning of every name we liked. I wanted to make sure the meaning was something I wanted for that child to bear the rest of their life.
My name means nothing. But most sources refer back to the name Kathryn, which mean Pure One. I am more tainted by this world than I would like to be, but I do have a deep, unrelenting desire for purity and holiness in my life. I wonder if my name has anything to do with that. And is that passion there because my name is Kay, or is my name Kay because of that passion?
Do you see a connection between the meaning of you name and who you are?
One friend is disappointed in the meaning of her name, but the thing is, when we get to Heaven, God is going to hand each of us a stone and on that stone will be a new name. A secret name known only to God and ourselves. So if you are stuck with a less than ideal name down here, remember that God has already re-named you. Maybe that name is what you are living up to even now.