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And He Himself gave some to be....evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ...
- Ephesians 4:11-12

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Phillip's Phunnies - What's in a Name?

A merry heart does good, like medicine... - Proverbs 17:22


Have you ever met someone and wondered what their parents were thinking when they named them? Here are a few I have come across on the internet or in books:

Adam Baum
Adam Zapel
Bob Katz
Tom Katz
Brandon Cattell
Carrie Oakey
Harry Pitts
Chris Cross
Doug Graves
Easton West
Forrest Green
Gene Poole
Ima Hogg (daughter of Texas Governor Jim Hogg)
Pete Moss
Rose Bush
Paige Turner

One of my favorites is a friend, Brian Hedges, who married Holly Ivey. Yes, she is now Holly Ivey Hedges.

Then again, I could name a son Noah, as in Noah Way!

Speaking of Way, I found this news item:

SHANGHAI, China — The Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. (SAIC), China's second-largest carmaker, has announced it will call its first self-made car the Roewe, or Rong Wei in Chinese.

Town Names

Beauty, KY
Best, TX
Bountiful, UT
Carefree, AZ
Celebration, FL
Friendly, WV
Happy Camp, CA
Happyland, CT
Ideal, GA
Lovely, KY
Luck Stop, KY
Magic City, ID
Paradise, MI
Smileyberg, KS
Success, MO
What Cheer, IA

Boring, OR
Dinkytown, MN
Eek, AK
Embarrass, WI
Flat, TX
Greasy, OK
Gripe, AZ
Hardscrabble, DE
Hazard, KY
Oddville, KY
Okay, OK
Ordinary, KY
Peculiar, MO
Sod, WV
Why, AZ

Bacon, IN
Big Rock Candy Mountain, VT
Buttermilk, KS
Cheesequake, NJ
Chocolate Bayou, TX
Spuds, FL
Goodfood, MS
Ham Lake, MN
Hot Coffee, MS
Lick Fork, VA
Lickskillet, OH
Mexican Water, AZ
Oatmeal, TX
Oniontown, PA
Picnic, FL
Pie Town, NM
Sandwich, MA
Spuds, FL
Sugar City, ID
Tea, SD
Tortilla Flat, AZ
Two Egg, FL

Team Names

And then there are High School team names:

Yuma, Arizona - Criminals
Conway, Arkansas - Wampus Cats
Precott, Arkansas - Curly Wolves
Los Angeles, California - Barristers
Brush, Colorado - Beetdiggers
Rocky Ford, Colorado - Meloneers
Tarpon Springs, Florida - Spongers
Cobden, Illinois - Appleknockers
Hoopston, Illinois - Cornjerkers
Speedway, Indiana - Spark Plugs
Salina, Kansas - Muleskinners
Somerset, Kentucky - Briar Jumpers
South Portland, Maine - Red Riots
Goodrich, Michigan - Martians
Merrill, Michigan - Vandals
Maryville, Missouri - Spoofhounds
Albany, New York - Thunder Chickens
Frost, Texas - Polar Bears
Winters, Texas - Blizzards
Poca, West Virginia - Dots

So what's in a name? Depends on your name!



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