Is it pleasing to God to observe pagan names and their origins? I have been questioned extensively on this subject because I change my calendar to read 1st month, 2nd month, 1st day, 2nd day and so on intstead of using January, February, Sunday, Monday. Same calendar just without the pagan names. Funny that it is such an object of discussion, isn't it proper and acceptable to write the date as 1/12/03 for example? Why would it be so unbelievable to leave out the pagan names? Actually, I have a very dear friend who's birth name was Diana and she was so convicted of the pagan origin of her name that she changed it to something more God honoring. We are studying Baptist origins in church and one thing the pastor said is that God is picky when it comes to names. He named John; the Baptist, Abram; Abraham, Jacob; Israel, Saul; Paul. What do you think God thinks about the use of names? Is it important to Him? Is it something we should concern ourselves with? I think so, otherwise the name of this board should be changed to something more pagan, don't you think?