Ladyofthetower’s Magnificent Monikers

Hello, all!

I was thinking to start a new thread for the new year where I could share my love of meaningful Biblical monikers as I read through my Bible this year. Not sure how regularly I will be able to post, but I thought I could give it a try.

When I look at names, I see a wealth of poetic inspiration whereby I can honor a [name_m]God[/name_m] I believe lovingly nurtures, disciplines, strengthens, teaches and guides me. One I can put my trust in above all else, who will not fail me as we humans fail each other.

I was thinking I’d post a name or a few names each day (or as often as I get a moment to) and the inspiration behind it from my reading of that day and if anyone else thinks of some names that go along with the daily theme it would be nice to see others’ contributions as well!

If you’re interested in reading more about my naming approach/philosophy you can see more below!

Summary

[name_f]My[/name_f] focus is on glorifying the [name_m]God[/name_m] I believe created us all with great purpose and His [name_m]Son[/name_m] who I believe died and rose again in order to redeem for Himself a people “zealous for good works,” who trust in His guidance and (like doting children) long to live in loving relationship with Him and magnify His wisdom and beautiful design for humanity. Instead of seeking to understand my intended role apart from consulting the [name_u]Author[/name_u] from whom I believe my inception was conceived, I look to Him to show me what His will is for me.

I know this is not a topic that will interest everyone but I wanted to offer inspiration to anyone who is interested. I believe that we were made to enjoy and appreciate beauty because it is a part of our Creator’s love language—a way that He shows us His character and His heart for us. For me, the most beautiful names go beyond the surface and speak of a heart, mind, and soul dedicated to honoring the fatherly Creator of all that is good and lovely.

Since childhood, I have drawn, painted, written poems and stories, and enjoyed various other creative endeavors. Nowadays the mediums I work with most are wool (I use yarn to create my own knitwear designs for my children) and foods (I do all the cooking for my family.) I love to highlight the beauty of color, light, joy, peace, strength and various virtues in my work and I believe truth is like the salt in my cooking—highlighting and drawing out the best in everything, magnifying and preserving what is good—and that love is inextricably intertwined in the heart of truth. These are the concepts that (I hope) show up in the choices I make to form my final creations—including names! I believe that [name_u]Truth[/name_u] (a name [name_m]Jesus[/name_m] [name_m]Christ[/name_m], who I believe to be the [name_m]Son[/name_m] of [name_m]God[/name_m], called Himself) dances eternally, so to speak, in the arms of [name_m]God[/name_m] the Father, whose greatest, most powerful name (in my estimation) is “Love.” The most special kind of love, in the purest sense of the word. [name_u]Love[/name_u] that gives and serves for the benefit of the recipient, always with their best interests in mind and (wisely, I believe) places the eternal and spiritual needs above the temporal and physical desires and fleeting pleasures of what is passing away.

It is my hope that whatever I “manufacture” shows the glory (i.e. the “shining excellence”) of a Creator whose plans, ideas, designs, and thoughts are far above and beyond me—to “magnify” Him whom my soul loves.

I pour all of my beliefs into my naming approach.

If this is something that you are interested in as well, I hope you enjoy :blush:

One final thought: It is not my endeavor to force my beliefs on anyone. I believe we have a Creator who delights in a “Amadeus [name_m]Hugo[/name_m] Kristoff” (lover of [name_m]God[/name_m] with all the heart, mind, spirit; bearer of Christ) & a “Christiana Corelise” (bearer of Christ/heart pledged to God) and not in a blind, hollow follower/servant; by smug ritual or blind acquiescence instead of from an intimate knowledge and appreciation that comes from a willingly entered relationship. I believe my Creator wants wholehearted devotion by choice and not by force—the most beautiful, self-sharing and compassionate marriage of heart, mind and soul that the physical world with all of its allurement, charms and attachments pales in comparison to.

So without further ado…

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Magnificent Monikers of the [name_u]Day[/name_u]:

[ ] indicates part of my interpretation in the usage of the name.

From [name_u]Genesis[/name_u]:

[name_u]Asher[/name_u] [name_m]Bode[/name_m] “happy/fortunate/blessed command”
[name_m]Benedict[/name_m] [name_m]Waldo[/name_m] “blessed to rule”
[name_m]Leoric[/name_m] [name_u]Wynn[/name_u] “beloved ruler blessed”
[name_m]Benicio[/name_m] [name_m]Leoric[/name_m] “blessed [by the] beloved ruler”

[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] [name_f]Ladislava[/name_f] “blessed glorious rule”
[name_f]Ladislava[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] “glorious rule, blessed [with]”

These names represent the belief that [name_m]God[/name_m] (the “beloved ruler”) blessed man and woman in giving them the very important role of earth’s caretakers and directing them to fill the earth and rule over every living thing therein. I believe He gave us a place of great honor, as echoed in Proverbs 12:10 “A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”

If you are interested in reading the bible passage, just click on the summary!

Summary

[name_u]Genesis[/name_u] 1:27-28

So [name_m]God[/name_m] created man in His own image; in the image of [name_m]God[/name_m] He created him; male and female He created them. Then [name_m]God[/name_m] blessed them, and [name_m]God[/name_m] said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

From the Book of [name_m]Matthew[/name_m]:

In reference to the birth of [name_m]Jesus[/name_m] and the magi/wise men following the star in the [name_u]East[/name_u] to the baby [name_m]Jesus[/name_m] (from the land of and the line of Judah) and rejoicing with great joy upon their arrival—these mean “to rejoice,” “star” [star of rejoicing] or “happy, star” “star, happy” [star of happiness/joystar].

[name_f]Caia[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Alaia[/name_f] [name_f]Citlali[/name_f] or [name_f]Citlali[/name_f] [name_f]Alaia[/name_f]
[name_f]Alaia[/name_f] [name_f]Sitara[/name_f]
[name_f]Starla[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Estella[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f]
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]

[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_u]Judah[/name_u] or [name_u]Judah[/name_u] [name_u]Lowen[/name_u] “joy [of] Judah” or “Judah[‘s] joy”
[name_u]Judah[/name_u] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] “Judah [is] blessed”
[name_m]Caius[/name_m] [name_u]Judah[/name_u] “Rejoice, Judah[!]”
[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_m]Timo[/name_m] “Joy honoring God”
[name_u]Lowen[/name_u] [name_m]Timo[/name_m] [name_u]Arliss[/name_u] “Joy honoring God[‘s] pledge”

The passage:

Summary

[name_m]Matthew[/name_m] 2:1-12

Now after [name_m]Jesus[/name_m] was born in [name_f]Bethlehem[/name_f] of [name_m]Judea[/name_m] in the days of [name_m]Herod[/name_m] the king, behold, wise men from the [name_u]East[/name_u] came to [name_u]Jerusalem[/name_u], saying, “Where is He who has been born [name_m]King[/name_m] of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the [name_u]East[/name_u] and have come to worship Him.”
When [name_m]Herod[/name_m] the king heard this, he was troubled, and all [name_u]Jerusalem[/name_u] with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the [name_m]Christ[/name_m] was to be born.
So they said to him, “In [name_f]Bethlehem[/name_f] of [name_m]Judea[/name_m], for thus it is written by the prophet:
‘But you, [name_f]Bethlehem[/name_f], in the land of [name_u]Judah[/name_u], Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd [name_f]My[/name_f] people Israel.’ ”
Then [name_m]Herod[/name_m], when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to [name_f]Bethlehem[/name_f] and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”
When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the [name_u]East[/name_u] went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with [name_f]Mary[/name_f] His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to [name_m]Herod[/name_m], they departed for their own country another way.

From [name_u]Psalm[/name_u] 1, symbolizing the belief that goodness, richness of heart, mind, and soul, spiritual wealth/spiritual prosperity and great blessings come from obedience to God’s wisely constructed instructions for us, His creation:

“Immortal canopy of leaf boughs”:

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_u]Laramie[/name_u]
[name_u]Laramie[/name_u] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

“Immortal[ly] prosper[ing]”:

[name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Prosper[/name_m]
[name_m]Prosper[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m]

“Law belonging to the Lord”:

[name_f]Leya[/name_f] [name_f]Dominica[/name_f]
[name_f]Leia[/name_f] [name_u]Dominique[/name_u]

The passage:

Summary

[name_u]Psalm[/name_u] 1:1-3
[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the [name_m]Lord[/name_m] And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.

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These names are all so powerful and I enjoyed reading about your process of naming, of creating! [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] [name_m]Prosper[/name_m] / [name_m]Prosper[/name_m] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] are amazing, and I like [name_u]Laramie[/name_u] [name_m]Ambrose[/name_m] too! [name_f]Caia[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f], [name_f]Alaia[/name_f] Citali, [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f], [name_f]Estella[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f] and [name_m]Leoric[/name_m] [name_u]Wynn[/name_u] are fabulous!

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Neen, this thread has warmed my heart. I think that you and I have very similar naming philosophies and processes, so to read about these names that were so thoughtfully crafted was a true joy. [name_m]Caius[/name_m] [name_u]Judah[/name_u], [name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f], and [name_m]Leoric[/name_m] [name_u]Wynn[/name_u] are especially speaking to me today. :heart: I can’t wait for tomorrow’s post!

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this is a great idea, thank you for making it Neen! I’m super excited to follow along for this thread as it’s right up my alley- Biblical names and ties to Bible verses are one of the main things i take into consideration when coming up with lists and combos, so i’m super excited to read your posts! I love [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] [name_m]Waldo[/name_m] & [name_f]Estella[/name_f] [name_f]Joy[/name_f] 🩷

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Magnificent Monikers of the [name_u]Day[/name_u]:

[ ] indicate my own interpretations.

[name_f]Talila[/name_f] [name_f]Catrine[/name_f] “covering of dew, pure”
[name_f]Talila[/name_f] [name_f]Katerina[/name_f] “covering of dew, pure”

[name_f]Gallia[/name_f] [name_f]Talila[/name_f] (“Redeemed by [name_m]God[/name_m], covering of dew”)

The two below are “merciful tailor” [merciful one who clothes/covers]:

[name_u]Tailor[/name_u] or [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] [name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
[name_m]Clemens[/name_m] [name_u]Taylor[/name_u]

This first group of names are representative of God’s providence for humankind, both materially and spiritually. When [name_m]Adam[/name_m] & [name_f]Eve[/name_f] sinned in the garden of [name_u]Eden[/name_u], as illustrated in the passage below, [name_m]God[/name_m] did not abandon them ruthlessly and callously, but had mercy on them regardless of their disobedience. He saw their shame and instead of ridiculing and despising them, He provided them with a covering for their nakedness. Their actions were not without dire natural and spiritual consequences—death, bondage to sin, a corrupted world, eternal separation from the loving Creator. These names represent the spiritual covering that I believe [name_m]God[/name_m] has provided for all of fallen humanity in the sacrifice and resurrection of [name_m]Jesus[/name_m] [name_m]Christ[/name_m]. For all of humanity who turn to Him in repentance and belief, the Bible teaches of baptism—an outward showing of an inner change of heart/mind—a spiritual rebirth that results in devotion to Him. He frees us from bondage to sin and death, and promises to make us holy, as He is holy. He washes us clean spiritually (reminiscent of a “covering of dew”) and purifies us even as we submit in humble obedience to Him.

Summary

[name_u]Genesis[/name_u] 3:17-3:21

Then to [name_m]Adam[/name_m] He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:
“Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”
And [name_m]Adam[/name_m] called his wife’s name [name_f]Eve[/name_f], because she was the mother of all living.
Also for [name_m]Adam[/name_m] and his wife the [name_m]Lord[/name_m] [name_m]God[/name_m] made tunics of skin, and clothed them.

Ephesians 5:25-27

Husbands, love your wives, just as [name_m]Christ[/name_m] also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

These below, inspired by [name_f]Psalms[/name_f] 2, are a sober reminder of the great responsibilities a ruler has before [name_m]God[/name_m] as [name_m]God[/name_m] has allowed him to be seated in a place of power wherein he makes decisions that impact the nations. They are also reminders that great blessings come to a man who remains a humble, faithful, trusting servant before Him no matter the station the man is exalted to.

[name_m]Caius[/name_m] [name_m]Adriel[/name_m] “rejoice, [name_m]God[/name_m] is my master”
[name_m]Caius[/name_m] [name_u]Honor[/name_u] “rejoice [in] honor”
[name_m]Caius[/name_m] Reverence “rejoice [in] reverence”

“Small [or humble] ruler/king”:

[name_m]Brenin[/name_m] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_m]Edric[/name_m] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_m]Kendrick[/name_m] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_u]Landry[/name_u] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]
[name_m]Roric[/name_m] [name_u]Vaughn[/name_u]

I think [name_u]Psalm[/name_u] 2 is an excellent example of the multifaceted holy character of [name_m]God[/name_m]. Throughout the Bible I see both the most gentle, kind, merciful being imaginable and simultaneously the most awesomely powerful and holy being whose wrath is not to be taken lightly. [name_u]Justice[/name_u] is no small thing to Him. He requires what is right and good, and yet has great longsuffering towards us in His desire for all to be saved. It is a joyful thing to be treated so lovingly by a being so above and beyond us, who needs nothing from us, yet delights in having a loving relationship with us.

Summary

[name_u]Psalm[/name_u] 2

Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the [name_m]Lord[/name_m] and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break
Their bonds in pieces
And cast away
Their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The [name_m]Lord[/name_m] shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set [name_f]My[/name_f] [name_m]King[/name_m] On [name_f]My[/name_f] holy hill of Zion.”
“I will declare the decree: The [name_m]Lord[/name_m] has said to Me, ‘You are [name_f]My[/name_f] [name_m]Son[/name_m],
Today I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”
Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the [name_m]Lord[/name_m] with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the [name_m]Son[/name_m], lest He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are all those who put their trust in Him.

These last ones, meaning a combination of “honor [and] wisdom” or “wisdom [and] reverence,” symbolize the belief that the fear of the [name_m]Lord[/name_m], which can also be defined as reverence (a healthy fear steeped with honor that leads one out of danger and directs them towards good choices) leads to an increase of understanding, wisdom, knowledge of truth and ability to exercise great discernment.

[name_f]Enora[/name_f] [name_f]Sofia[/name_f] or [name_f]Enora[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sonia[/name_f] [name_f]Enora[/name_f]
[name_f]Annora[/name_f] [name_f]Sofia[/name_f]
[name_f]Katana[/name_f] [name_f]Sofia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sofia[/name_f] [name_f]Katana[/name_f]
[name_f]Zosia[/name_f] [name_f]Katana[/name_f]
[name_f]Annora[/name_f] [name_f]Sophina[/name_f]
[name_f]Sonia[/name_f] Reverence
[name_f]Sophina[/name_f] Reverence
[name_f]Sophie[/name_f] Reverence

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the [name_m]Lord[/name_m] is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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Magnificent Monikers of the Day:

[ ] indicates part of my interpretation in the usage of the name.

Trent Justice or Justice Trent “the flooder, [bringer of] justice”

Zedekiah Braham “the Lord is just, flood plain”

Maya Adalet “water [of God’s] justice”

Axona Justitia “water [of God’s] justice”

Maya Giustina “water [of God’s] justice”

These first names are inspired by God’s decision to send a flood over the face of the earth (as recorded in the Old Testament) because He was grieved by the constant wicked actions, violence and evil intentions of mankind. In this passage God’s desire for people to live peacefully is shown in His grief (or deep and utter sorrow) over the violence and the corrupt, harmful intentions of His creations. I believe that God’s preservation of Noah and Noah’s family and simultaneous flooding of the whole earth (or the “whole face of the earth” that Noah was familiar with, depending on the interpretation) is an example of how He requires justice and Himself executes justice. Noah was called a just man and “perfect,” as this translation reads—according to Strong’s dictionary the word denotes integrity, being blameless, being truthful/true—the Bible teaches that in God’s eyes, faith is “accounted” to a person as righteousness.

Summary

Genesis 6:5-12

Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

Genesis 6:13-22

And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch. And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them.”
Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.

A combination of “the Lord is my strength” and various “honey” names;

Melina Gabrielle
Melina Gavrielle
Melina Gabriela
Melina Providence

Melita Gavrielle
Melita Providence

Meliora Gabrielle
Meliora Providence

Meli Gabrielle

Gabriela Miel

Briella Honey

Indicative of God as the provider of all things, signifying that every good thing comes from Him, and that He gives us strength and spiritual honey by His words and direction.

Summary

Matthew 4:2-4

And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

Psalm 19:7-11

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.

Psalm 119-97-104

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts. I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word. I have not departed from Your judgments, For You Yourself have taught me. How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.

And finally, from Psalm 3, showing how God is a “shield” to those who put their trust in Him and that He is the source of their strength in the face of calamity and adversity.

“Shield” & “helped by God”:
Tarian Azariah or Azariah Tarian

“Shield, God is my strength”:
Tarian Gabriel

“Shield” & “YHWH is my God”
Tarian Elias
Elias Tarian
Elijah Tarian

“God is my strength,” & “noble shield”:

Gabriella Adelind
Gavriela Adelind
Adelind Gabrielle
Adelind Gavrielle

Summary

Psalm 3

Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around.
Arise, O Lord; Save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheekbone; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah

If anyone has any names to add, feel free to!

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Magnificent Monikers of the [name_u]Day[/name_u]:

Today’s names are inspired by a reading from [name_u]Genesis[/name_u] (in the section after the floodwaters have receded. You can read the passages if you click on “summary.”) These names carry themes of peace and God’s mercy, including His promise that extended to all generations through His covenant with Noah—sealed with the sign of His glorious :rainbow: that He set in the sky.

The names combined have a meaning of “merciful” and/or “peace,” or are related to peace (such as “olive,” “olive tree,” “dove,”). A dove and an olive branch are symbolic of peace and restoration/reconciliation (the dove is the bird that delivers the olive branch to [name_u]Noah[/name_u], showing how far the waters had receded and that there was vibrant growth in the land. I also included the name “Iris,” because though a mythological figure, the name carries the meaning of “rainbow,” and in some languages is the literal word for the [name_f]English[/name_f] “rainbow.” It is also the part of the eye that controls the pupil and the admittance of light (more biblical symbology there.)

[name_f]Jemima[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Jemima[/name_f] [name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Jemima[/name_f] [name_f]Olivette[/name_f]
[name_f]Jemima[/name_f] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]

[name_f]Fenna[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Fenna[/name_f] [name_f]Clementina[/name_f]
[name_f]Fenna[/name_f] [name_f]Olivette[/name_f]
[name_f]Fenna[/name_f] [name_f]Oliviana[/name_f]

[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Olea[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Jemima[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Paloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Oliviana[/name_f]

[name_f]Winnie[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Winnie[/name_f] [name_f]Jemima[/name_f]
[name_f]Winnie[/name_f] [name_f]Olivette[/name_f]
[name_f]Winnie[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]

[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] [name_f]Olivette[/name_f]
[name_f]Winifred[/name_f] [name_f]Iris[/name_f]

[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] [name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Olivia[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]

[name_f]Livie[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Livie[/name_f] [name_f]Jemima[/name_f]
[name_f]Livie[/name_f] [name_f]Winifred[/name_f]
[name_f]Livie[/name_f] [name_f]Frederique[/name_f]
[name_f]Livie[/name_f] [name_f]Paloma[/name_f]

[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f] [name_f]Clementina[/name_f]

[name_f]Clementina[/name_f] [name_f]Paloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Clementina[/name_f] [name_f]Revella[/name_f]

…….

[name_u]Callum[/name_u] [name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
[name_u]Callum[/name_u] [name_m]Geoffrey[/name_m]
[name_u]Callum[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_u]Callum[/name_u] [name_m]Fritz[/name_m]

[name_u]Jonah[/name_u] [name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u] [name_m]Jeffrey[/name_m] “J.J.”
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u] [name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_u]Jonah[/name_u] [name_m]Fritz[/name_m]

[name_m]Olivian[/name_m] [name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Olivian[/name_m] Clemencio

[name_m]Geoffrey[/name_m] [name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Geoffrey[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Geoffrey[/name_m] [name_u]Milo[/name_u]

[name_m]Solomon[/name_m] [name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
[name_m]Solomon[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Callum[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Geoffrey[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_u]Milo[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Frederic[/name_m]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] [name_m]Fritz[/name_m]

[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] [name_u]Callum[/name_u]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] [name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] [name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] [name_u]Milo[/name_u]

[name_m]Frederic[/name_m] [name_m]Olivian[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederic[/name_m] [name_u]Callum[/name_u]
[name_m]Frederic[/name_m] [name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederic[/name_m] [name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Frederic[/name_m] [name_m]Revello[/name_m]

[name_m]Revello[/name_m] [name_m]Clement[/name_m]
[name_m]Revello[/name_m] Clemencio
[name_m]Revello[/name_m] [name_m]Clementius[/name_m]

[name_m]Clement[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]

[name_m]Fritz[/name_m] [name_m]Revello[/name_m]
[name_m]Fritz[/name_m] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]

Summary

[name_u]Genesis[/name_u] 8:

1Then [name_m]God[/name_m] remembered [name_u]Noah[/name_u], and every living thing, and all the animals that werewith him in the ark. And [name_m]God[/name_m] made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided. 2The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained. 3And the waters receded continually from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters decreased. 4Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat. 5And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. In the tenth *month,*on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

6So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that [name_u]Noah[/name_u] opened the window of the ark which he had made. 7Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. 8He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. 9But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself. 10And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark. 11Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and [name_u]Noah[/name_u] knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 12So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return again to him anymore.

13And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and [name_u]Noah[/name_u] removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry. 14And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried.

15Then [name_m]God[/name_m] spoke to [name_u]Noah[/name_u], saying, 16“Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. 17Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.” 18So [name_u]Noah[/name_u] went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him. 19[name_f]Every[/name_f] animal, every creeping thing, every bird, andwhatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.

God’s Covenant with Creation

Then [name_u]Noah[/name_u] built an altar to the [name_m]Lord[/name_m], and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
And the Lordsmelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lordsaid in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.

“While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
[name_u]Winter[/name_u] and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”

[name_u]Genesis[/name_u] 9:17:

God’s [name_u]Promise[/name_u] to [name_u]Noah[/name_u]

1So [name_m]God[/name_m] blessed [name_u]Noah[/name_u] and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on the earth, and on all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. 3[name_f]Every[/name_f] moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. 4But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. 5Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man.

6“Whoever sheds man’s blood,
By man his blood shall be shed;
For in the image of [name_m]God[/name_m]
He made man.
7And as for you, be fruitful and multiply;
Bring forth abundantly in the earth
And multiply in it.”

8Then [name_m]God[/name_m] spoke to [name_u]Noah[/name_u] and to his sons with him, saying: 9“And as for Me, behold, I establish [name_f]My[/name_f] covenant with you and with your [a]descendants after you, 10and with every living creature that iswith you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11Thus I establish [name_f]My[/name_f] covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

12And [name_m]God[/name_m] said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13I set [name_f]My[/name_f] rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15and I will remember [name_f]My[/name_f] covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between [name_m]God[/name_m] and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17And [name_m]God[/name_m] said to [name_u]Noah[/name_u], “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

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Magnificent Monikers of the [name_u]Day[/name_u]:

The first set of names for today are inspired by God’s promise to [name_m]Abram[/name_m] (later called Abraham), which is a promise that foreshadows the birth of [name_m]Christ[/name_m] (in [name_m]Abraham[/name_m], “all nations will be blessed.”) They include meanings of “oath,” and “pledge,” and meanings that speak of salvation and blessing.

[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u]
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] [name_m]Boone[/name_m]
[name_m]Gilbert[/name_m] [name_m]Benoit[/name_m]

[name_m]Gage[/name_m] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u]

[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_u]Bennet[/name_u] or [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u]

[name_m]Isaias[/name_m] [name_m]Benicio[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaias[/name_m] [name_m]Abraham[/name_m]

[name_m]Eliseo[/name_m] [name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Eliseo[/name_m] [name_m]Abraham[/name_m]
[name_m]Eliseo[/name_m] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m]

[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u]
[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_m]Boone[/name_m]
[name_m]Joshua[/name_m] [name_m]Dilwyn[/name_m]

[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m]
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u]
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_m]Dilwyn[/name_m]
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_m]Boone[/name_m]
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_m]Carwyn[/name_m]
[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] [name_u]Wynn[/name_u]

[name_m]Oziah[/name_m] [name_u]Asher[/name_u]
[name_m]Oziah[/name_m] [name_m]Gage[/name_m]

[name_u]Asher[/name_u] [name_m]Isaiah[/name_m]
[name_u]Asher[/name_u] [name_m]Eliseo[/name_m]

[name_m]Benedict[/name_m] [name_m]Abraham[/name_m]

[name_m]Benicio[/name_m] [name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Benicio[/name_m] [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Benicio[/name_m] [name_m]Abraham[/name_m]

[name_m]Carwyn[/name_m] [name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Carwyn[/name_m] [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]

[name_m]Dilwyn[/name_m] [name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Dilwyn[/name_m] [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]
[name_m]Dilwyn[/name_m] [name_m]Joshua[/name_m]

[name_u]Elisha[/name_u] [name_f]Lilibet[/name_f]
[name_u]Elisha[/name_u] [name_f]Lilibeth[/name_f]

[name_u]Genesis[/name_u] 12:1-3

Summary

[name_u]Genesis[/name_u] 12:1-3

Promises to [name_m]Abram[/name_m]

1Now the [name_m]Lord[/name_m] had said to [name_m]Abram[/name_m]:

“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
2I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
3I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Inspired by the sermon on the mount/the Beatitudes:

[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] [name_u]Asher[/name_u] “desires peace, blessed”
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] [name_u]Bennett[/name_u] or [name_u]Bennett[/name_u] [name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] “desires peace, blessed”
[name_m]Wilfred[/name_m] [name_m]Benedict[/name_m] “desires peace, blessed”

[name_f]Bambi[/name_f] [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] “child, blessed peacemaker”
[name_f]Kazuko[/name_f] [name_u]Wynn[/name_u] “blessed child of peace”

[name_m]Matthew[/name_m] 5:1-16

Summary

The Beatitudes

1And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

3“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are the meek,
For they shall inherit the [a]earth.
6[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are the pure in heart,
For they shall see [name_m]God[/name_m].
9[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of [name_m]God[/name_m].
10[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11[name_u]Blessed[/name_u] are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for [name_f]My[/name_f] sake. 12[name_f]Rejoice[/name_f] and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Believers Are Salt and [name_u]Light[/name_u]

13“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

14“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.15[name_f]Nor[/name_f] do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

Magnificent Monikers of the Day:

Catherine Cordelia “pure heart”
Catriona Cordelia “pure heart”

Caleb Eren *“whole heart, saint/holy person”
Caleb Nevin *“whole heart, holy”

*The meaning for Caleb is listed as “dog” or “whole heart/whole hearted.” Knowing the importance of the meanings of names throughout the Bible and the character of Caleb (whose wholehearted faith in God was highlighted in his story), I definitely lean towards the second meaning!

These are inspired by the sermon on the mount/the Beatitudes. More specifically this verse:

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” In other words, “well-off, happy are the clean in “heart.” According to Strong’s Concordance the Greek word translated as heart can also be described as the mind, character, inner self, will, intention, and center.

I like this explanation of the verse here (just for anyone who is interested!):

The reading (Matthew 5:1-12):

1And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:

3“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the [a]earth.
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

I’m planning on doing much less of these at once from now on so I can stop spending so much time on my phone! With every new pregnancy I get hooked on NB again and I need to re-prioritize haha!

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This is beautiful!

I love this!

These are so lovely - warm and brilliant

Such a peaceful name but still full of life

I knew a boy with this name, but in reverse, who went by JJ too :slight_smile:

So charming!

Thank you for sharing these :heart:

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Thank you for taking the time to go through them! I know it’s not the most popular subject (or least controversial, ha!) but I don’t believe there’s any greater name or character to talk about than my Creator’s and I love to see Him spoken of/praised in all the creative “languages” (naming, painting, poetry, song, dance, writing, etc!)

It’s pretty time consuming and not the easiest thing to make these connections in every daily reading I do while still making an aesthetically pleasing name though haha! Harder than I thought, for sure!

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Magnificent Monikers of the Day:

Today’s names are inspired by Jesus’ words as recorded in Matthew 6. The girls’ names have meanings that include “lily,” “grace,” and “glory.” The boys’ names are a “sparrow,” name combined with a name meaning “God is gracious,” “gift of God” or “carried by God,” (all signifying God’s graceful provision for His creation.)

Anna Lily
Anna Liliwen
Anna Liliosa

Gloriana Lily
Gloriana Liliwen

Lilia Grace

Lily Anna
Lily Gloriana
Lily Grace

Liliana Gloria
Liliana Glory
Liliana Grace

Liliosa Grace

Gloriana Liriel
Gloria Liliosa

++++++++++++

Amos Sparrow
Amos Nathaniel Sparrow
Evan Sparrow
Nathaniel Sparrow
Nathaniel Amos Sparrow

Amos Galvin
Jack Galvin
Johnny Galvin
Matthew Galvin

Galvin Jack
Galvin Matthew
Galvin Mathis
Galvin Nathaniel

Sparrow Nathaniel

From Matthew 6: 19-21

In this section, Jesus taught that where one’s treasure is, “there their heart will be also.” This goes hand in hand with His teaching that man “cannot serve two masters,” as well as these verses:

22“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is [g]good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eye is [h]bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.

This last quote from Jesus, (according to my understanding/findings) was an idiom used to describe one’s generosity or lack thereof (giving compassionately vs. being miserly and greedy.) In all the passages here, He is therefore discussing an important condition of the heart that He teaches has a profound impact on the soul. To “serve mammom,” is to live a life centered around the accrual of possessions instead of living a life with God as one’s focal point and Him the most treasured possession. Jesus knew that we humans struggle with anxiety and fear over being clothed, fed and sheltered—so much so that it can be a struggle for us to keep our eyes on God and not on ceaselessly grasping for self.

The answer to the anxiety is in how God “cares for even the sparrows,” and “clothes the grass” in the beauty and glory of a lily.

In knowing God’s character, studying His word, and living in intimate relationship with Him, one may become familiar with who He is and how He thinks and acts. God promises;

In Isaiah—
“Seek the Lord while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
And let him return to the Lord,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.”

In Psalms—
“O taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
O fear the Lord, you His saints;
For to those who fear Him there is no want.
The young lions do lack and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing.”

And here in Matthew—

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

This empowers the believer who comes to Him by faith to have confidence that their needs will be provided for by Him as they set their heart, eyes and mind on living a life of holiness (a life distinguished by obedience to His loving instruction).

Jesus’ words illustrate the wisdom of trusting in Him—it enables us to be even more generous and compassionate for the sake of our neighbor (without expecting anything in return) when we walk in the confidence that we ourselves are carried in the hands of the Great Provider.

Summary

Live to Please God, Not Man

“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2Therefore,when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you [a]openly.

The Model Prayer

5“And when you pray, you shall not be like the [b]hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you [c]openly. 7And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

8“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
[d]For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Fasting to Be Seen Only by God

16“Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the [e]hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17But you, when you fast,anoint your head and wash your face,18so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you [f]openly.

Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

19“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;20but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The Lamp of the Body

22“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is [g]good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eye is [h]bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

You Cannot Serve God and Riches

24“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and [i]mammon.

Do Not Worry

25“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27Which of you by worrying can add one [j]cubit to his[k]stature?

28“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [l]arrayed like one of these.30Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Magnificent Monikers of the Day:

Today’s names are inspired by Psalm 18. In verses 1-2 David speaks of God as a fortress, a rock, his strength, his buckler (shield), the horn of his salvation, and his high tower. All these themes are present in today’s combinations.

Cashel Gabriel
Cashel Stone
Cashel Peter
Cashel Isaias
Cashel Haven
Cashel Jace

Cornelius Peter
Cornelius Heshel

Darcy Cornelius
Darcy Gabriel

Peter Cashel
Peter Cornelius

Pietro Cashel
Pietro Gabriel

Gabriel Cashel
Gabriel Fortress
Gabriel Stone
Gabriel Haven
Gabriel Jace
Gabriel Pierre
Gabriel Darcy
Gabriel Shield

Haven Gabriel
Haven Cashel
Haven Isaias

Isaiah Cashel
Isaiah Cornelius
Isaiah Fortress
Isaiah Peter
Isaiah Stone
Isaiah Refuge
Isaiah Shield
Isaiah Tarian

Isaias Cashel

Jace Cashel
Jace Gabriel
Jace Cornelius

Eliseo Cashel
Eliseo Gabriel
Eliseo Shield
Eliseo Tarian

Hosea Cashel
Hosea Gabriel

Joshua Cashel
Joshua Cornelius
Joshua Gabriel

Tarian Jace
Tarian Eliseo
Tarian Joshua
Tarian Stone
Tarian Cashel
Tarian Fortress
Tarian Refuge


Cornelia Madeline
Cornelia Haven
Cornelia Maddalena
Cornelia Gabrielle
Cornelia Gabriela
Cornelia Darcy
Cornelia Petronella

Petra Madeline
Petra Maddalena
Petra Gabrielle
Petra Gavrielle
Petra Haven
Petra Cornelia

Petronella Madeline
Petronella Gabrielle
Petronella Gavrielle
Petronella Haven

Gabrielle Darcy
Gabrielle Madeline

Gabriela Darcy
Gabriela Maddalena
Gabriela Madeline
Gabriela Cornelia
Gabriela Haven

Darcy Gabrielle
Darcy Gabriela
Darcy Gavrielle
Darcy Madeline
Darcy Cornelia
Darcy Haven

Maddalena Gabrielle
Maddalena Gabriela

Madeline Darcy
Madeline Petronella
Madeline Gabrielle
Madeline Haven

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The psalm is below, for anyone who is interested!

Summary

The Lord is My Rock

(Psalm 27:1-14; Psalm 28:1-9)

1{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,} I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

2The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

3I will call upon the LORD, who is worthyto be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

4The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

5The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

6In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

20The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

21For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

22For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

23I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

24Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

26With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

27For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

28For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

29For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

30As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

31For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

32It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

33He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

34He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

36Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

37I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

38I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

39For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

41They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

42Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

43Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

45The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

46The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

47It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

48He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

50Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

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gabriel darcy, hosea gabriel and petra madeline are all so lovely!! :heartbeat:

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I try to include various styles that convey the same message (which is harder with some meanings) but those combinations did remind me of your style :slight_smile:

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