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Christian names (was Re: fresh meat <-------)

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Saturday, December 15, 2001, 4:51
>From: "Clint Jackson Baker" <litrex1@...> > >Speaking of which, my brother Chris and his twin >Christine were so named because my mom wanted to name >them as close to Jesus as possible without actually >doing it. Anyone know why Jesus is not anathema for >Spanish-speakers?
I don't know, but I also noticed that the use of Jehová (not as a name, but just in regular use) seems to be less restricted than Jehovah or Yahweh (or other variants, excepting that in 'hallelu yah') in English as well. Also about names in general: In English there's a large set of common names from the Bible that can be given to people (Peter, Paul, David, even Joshua, which is really only 'Jesus' nonhellenicized, isn't it?). I know people named "Levi", "Isaac", and "Caleb", but I'm much less likely to know anybody English named or "Isaiah" or "Moses" or "Solomon". But in Spanish you can have at least Moises, Jesus, and I'm sure others (I think I knew someone named "Bethsaida"...) that aren't on the English list. ObConlang: For those of you that have post-Christian Earthlangs, what are common Christian names for people to have? Do any that we think of as common go unused? *Muke!