Name Debate

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  1. ShotGunWillie

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    I have gone to several different websites and looked for a certain name, have of these biblical sites state that Emma is a bibilcal name the other half do not list it. I can't find the name or word Emma in the bible. Can someone confirm that it is either in the bible or not? thanks
     
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    Everything I have read points to it's origin being Latin.
     
  3. Andy T.

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    I just did a quick search of the entire Bible (of several different translations) here:

    http://www.biblegateway.com/

    ...and no 'Emma' came up. It appears not to be in the Bible.
     
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    We are told to "be imitators of Christ."

    So as long as you call her "emma" and NICKNAME her "Tater," you should be fine.









    :D
     
  5. ShotGunWillie

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    Nice play


    We have a developing theme at my house, apparently, five weeks after having our daughter my wife is thinking we are having another girl. Our daughter is Elisabeth Grace, our next daughter I guess will be named Emma Faith. But without confirmation, the theme gets derailed. Our lives are hinging on this one thing.
     
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    You have waaaayyy too much time on your hands. :laugh:
     
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    Some people consider it to be a short form of Emmanuelle which is a feminine form of Emmanuel which is a Hebrew word in the bible meaning God is with us.

    Baby Names World - Emma
     
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    Mennonite Bible:

    Phil. 4:4
    Freit ju emma emm Herr, en ekj saj ju wada, Freit junt!


    (Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.)
     
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    Hello Willie,

    While "Emma" has different meanings in different languages, I think the Hebrew word means "healer."
     
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    Congradulations Willie. Cool topic.

    Emma as a shortened version of Emmanuel would be a great name.

    Our English Emmanuel comes from the Greek Ἐμμανουήλ orEmmanouēl which as you probably know means “God with us.” It occurs in Matthew 1:23.

    The related Hebrew word is עמנואל or `Immanuw'el. It occurs in Isaiah 7:14, and Isaiah 8:8. It is always pared with the Hebrew word ‘el which means God.

    I think you are safe using Emma as a Biblical name if you want to. It is defensible as a shortened version of Emmanuel and if you like it use is.

    I did however check behindthename.com and they said:
     
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    You gotta baby coming, boy?
    Congratulations!

    The Hebrew word for “handmaid” or “maiden” is pronounced, Amma [אָמָה]

    Rob
     
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    Wow, I must be a total Geek, I love looking up stuff like this.

    Willie, here are some other Emma’s I found:

    Emma of Lesom (975-1038) is the Catholic saint. She was a countess who’s only son became a bishop. She was widowed young and spent the remainder of her life giving away her fortune to the church and the poor.

    Emma of Altdorf (808-876) was Queen Consort of Easter Francia and wife of Louis the German. Wikipedia says she had uncommon courage and talent once leading an army against a traitor who had revolted against her husband. It also indicates she may have had a problem with pride. She had three sons who all became kings and 4 daughters, 3 of whom became nuns.

    Hemma of Gurk (980-1045) is also referred to as Saint Emma and is another Roman Catholic Saint. She is from Austria and Slovenia. Another Countess, her sons and husband were all murdered and she gave her fortune away. She is said to have founded ten churches and a Benedictine monastery where she lived the last years of her life.
     
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    So my daughter will be Catholic??

    This is merely speculation. My wife firmly believes our next child will be another girl. How she knows this, I don't know. I had bets that this last one would be a boy, now I can't see my baby's face because of all the bows.
     
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    Women's intuition, Willie. Might as well not question it, just accept it and you'll be a lot happier.

    However, should you choose to question it, I have a skillet I can loan her and somewhere around here I bet there's an extra rolling pin. :D

    The important question here is how many children do you have as opposed to how many she figures the Lord will bless you with. There's not that many girl names beginning with the letter E.
     
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    Esther, Eunice, Eve, Ezra

    How many kids you planning on Willie?
     
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    Ezra is boy name! You can't go around naming a precious little baby girl, Ezra!

    Eunice? I don't know about you but I'm thinking........

    Where's my skillet? :laugh:
     
  17. ShotGunWillie

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    well, we hadn't planned on having a litter, but then again that's not in our hands. I don't know how many more we plan on having. We could run out pretty quick.
     
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    ok ok, perhaps there are not that many girl names that start with E.
     
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    Huh! I always thought Emma was based on my Italian buddy's pronunciation of the letter M.

    Other possible "letter" names ... Ella, Emma, Enna, Oha, Peah, ....

    Not much biblical basis for these names, though, unless you consider all names have letters in them. Bet you already knew that, though.
     
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    I met a woman who was named Easter.
    Funny thing was, she wasn't born on Easter.

    Plenty of "E" bible names: Eden, Eve, Emmanuel (Emma), Esther, Eunice...

    Rob
     

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