These are names of children. Some parents really do name their children after a fabric. A few years ago, Dr. Cleveland Evans revealed the results of his study of children’s names in America. He studied Social Security records for the year 2000 and discovered that Americans were selecting some interesting names for their children. Many of these names were brands or companies.
On this planet are children whose parents named them:
I don’t mean one child. At the time of this study, 298 girls were named "Armani." 164 girls were named "Nautica." Perhaps most interesting were the parents (one of whom lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area) who named their sons "ESPN." (Uh…. maybe a little too much Sports Center?)
So what is going on today? What about this weekend? Maybe you are looking at your calendar. Why not start your day by thinking about your name. As a Christ-follower, you wear the name of Christ. What does that mean? What are the implications of wearing this name? Does wearing this name have moral or ethical implications? Does this name make a difference in the way you look at the weekend?
Remember who you are! Think about the implications of your identity for your decisions, your treatment of people, your sense of right and wrong, and your character.
In the meantime, I just know in the future I will probably do another wedding. Perhaps this wedding will be a little different. At some point, I will have to ask, "Do you, ESPN, promise to take Beth to be your lawful bride?"
It is an interesting world! 🙂