Tuesday, 12 June 2018

What's in a name?


I would like you to think about your name for a moment or two. It was given to you at birth by your parents. Most probably, you have more than one name. You may possibly like your name, or you may have chosen to be called by your other names, or by a nickname. Whatever the case, you have a name.

It identifies you. It is part of you. In some cases a name affects one's personality and some people try to live up to the name they have been given.

Your name is very important to you. It makes you pay attention when someone mentions it in conversation, or calls you, or writes to you. It is personal. Friendly. Cosy. It is you.

Now I want you to look at your foot.

You have a Big Toe, a Small or Little Toe, and three other toes in the middle.

They have no name. No one has given them an individual identity. There is no name for them on their passport. The other two are called Big Toe and Little Toe. The three in the middle ... nothing!

How would you like it if you were one of the three middle toes?

You would have felt insignificant. Unidentified. Unnamed. Unloved even. How does that feel?

That's why it is important to name all your toes. I have named my three Jeremiah, Jethro and Fred. Same on the other foot.

Come to think of it, it is important also to name all your other body parts so they don't feel unloved.

What have you called your body parts?

16 comments:

  1. Haven't named them yet, surprisingly!

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    1. Let us know when you do, Christine.

      God bless.

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  2. I think you have started something Victor :)

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    1. That's great Denise. Let us know what names you've chosen.

      God bless.

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  3. Hm...

    I have not named them. I can't believe I never thought of it! I always just referred to them by what the little piggies did, but I can't even remember which one had roast beef and which one had none.

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    1. Now don't you think they feel unloved and ignored because they have no names?

      God bless, Sandi.

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  4. This Little Piggy stayed home
    This Little Piggy had roast beef
    This Little Piggy had none

    SURELY you knew those names!!
    Blessings, My Friend!

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    1. Yes, Lulu. But call them all Little Piggy is not personal, is it? Not like Jeremiah, Jethro and Fred.

      God bless you.

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  5. Lol, Victor, only you could make us contemplate names for our toes instead of being fixated on belly button lint. Just love it!
    Blessings!

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    1. Ah ... Martha ... I bet you can't guess what I call my belly button !!!

      God bless you and yours.

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  6. What a splendid idea! Since I was a child, I've been fascinated with names. I'll have to give this some weighty consideration!

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    1. Let us know what names you decide on, Mevely.

      God bless you and your family.

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  7. I don't know why but I never thought to name my toes. : )

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    1. Now's your chance, Happyone. Choose nice names and make them happy.

      God bless you.

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  8. Let's see if I can get a handle on this naming of my toes...someone already picked Home Roast Beef and None. Then I will go out on a limb and dub my three middle toes Mark, Et, and next to my Little toe ...Wee-wee. And we can all walk as one all the way home!!

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    1. There you are, Anni. You got the right idea.

      God bless you always.

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