Strange first names among jw's

by fulano 38 Replies latest jw experiences

  • fulano

    Do you remember those families where all the sons and daughters had weird biblical names?

    I recall a " Machlon" , "Eunice" , even a "Jehosafath". Can you believe it.

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon


  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen


    Funny thing: My daughter has a somewhat Biblical name, but we only found out after we liked it.
    We got her name from a TV series (with spies and guns and fights lol), and like both the sound and the meaning.

    So when we thought that must be the name, I started a search to see if that name means anything weird or despicable in other languages, or maybe there is a criminal or terrorist or evil organisation with that name. Basically to prevent accidentally naming her the equivalent of Dick, Adolf, Isis or Watchtower.

    That's when I found out that it's actually also a Biblical word, and even with a nice meaning too! Well six months later I became a pomo atheist, but it's funny that we accidentally gave our daughter a Biblical(lish) name (it's not used as a name in the Bible)

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    Caleb and Sophia.

  • Betheliesalot
  • ShirleyW

    When I was a kid growing up in da troof in the 60's I was shocked to find out the name Gomer is biblical, every time you hear that name how could you not think of the bumbling Gomer Pyle from the TV show.

  • blisterfeet

    I knew someone that named their child “taze”.... it still makes me cringe

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    ''I knew someone that named their child “taze”.... it still makes me cringe''

    That is cringe worthy.

  • Gorbatchov

    Milton , Nathan etc.


  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    or Lyman.

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