RSS

What’s In a Name?

31 Jan

I love choosing names for my characters. It’s my favorite part of writing. Remember these brilliant names? Huckleberry Finn, Rumpelstiltskin, Scarlett O’Hara, Ichabod Crane… They’re unforgettable. They’re also fictional.

Jericha Kingston is a fictional name, too. My real surname has four syllables and is a phonetic nightmare. Strangers struggle to pronounce it. That’s why my pseudonym was conceived with care. I labored over it for days, but finally, Jericha Kingston was born.

There is One Who is intimately concerned with names–His own and His people’s. Here are some Biblical names God changed: Sarai became Sarah, Jacob became Israel, Simon became Peter, and Saul became Paul. Can you think of others?

God gives His children new names, and I praise Him for it. “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your Name give glory, because of Your loving-kindness, because of Your truth.” Ps. 115:1

~ Jericha Kingston

image from FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 31, 2014 in devotion, Jericha Kingston

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: