Your thoughts on this name:

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  1. Salty

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    What would be your reaction/ action if someone named their new son Jesus?

    Salty

    No jokes please, keep this a serious discuision?
     
  2. Scarlett O.

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    If they were Hispanic catholics, I wouldn't think much of it as they do that sometimes.

    If it were someone from a culture that did not typically do that, then I would think it very, very odd.
     
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    THAT's not fair...

    OK, since I'm serious...I agree w/Scarlett.
     
  4. npetreley

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    Exsqueeze me? What's a serious discuision?
     
  5. EdSutton

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    Jesus is a very common names among Hispanics.

    The equivalent Joshua has been a very common name among the English speaking for years, as well.

    And now, since I've tried to "keep this a serious discussion!" :rolleyes:

    "PHWEEET!" "TAXI!"

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    Isn't Jesus derived from Joseph? There is plenty of people named Joe.
     
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    "Jesus" was a common name among the Hebrews. Actually, it is an Anglicised form of the Greek name Iesus which is a form of Yeshua. So I agree with Scarlett. If the kid was of a culture which regularly used this name then it is no big deal. On second thought....it is no big deal even if it is not commonly used.

    A much more weird name is something like Kanyqua or P. Diddy or Ice T. or..........

    Side note: Do the Hebrew people still use that name since Christ?
     
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    Wow! I hope someone knows the answer to that! Great question!

    Our gardner is Hispanic (legal immigrant, U.S. citizen) and his name is Jesus. HAY-soose.
     
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    Its a Tweety bird.:laugh: :laugh:
     
  10. David Lamb

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    As I understand it, yes they do. Not J-E-S-U-S, which as you say is the anglicised form of Iesus, which itself was the Greek form of the Hebrew name Yeshua, or in English, Joshua. And Joshua has certainly been used among Hebrew people since the time of Christ.
     
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    I agree that it is often used among Hispanic people. There is at least one Jesus (hay-sus) in one of my daughter's classes at school.

    Now here's a follow-up question for you. Is it taking the Lord's name in vain when you yell at your kid, "Jesus, what do you think you're doing!!!??" ;)
     
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    Among Hispanics, not only Jesus, but add-ons like Jesus Maria; or other Biblical persons like Juan Batista. And saints in any Catholic environment ... if I meet a man named Frank X. O'Reilly, I am 100% sure his middle name is Xavier.

    Maybe it is our more reticent Anglo-Saxon culture that makes us cringe at sounding too religious with our naming practices.

    But oh, those Puritan colonists: Increase Mather ... Prudence ... Charity ... Faith ... Hope. Attributes rather than names of Bible people.
     

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