Sunday, November 13, 2011

Who Is Like God, May God Add

Nutha frum the Journal Jar.  Take One.

What is your full name?  Who were you named for?  How do you feel about your name?

My full name is Michael Joseph Andrade.  My middle name was my father's father's name.  I don't think I was named after anybody else.  I was just named because my parents liked the name Michael.

For many years I existed under the name "Mike" but have more recently become "Michael."  Although I answer to both and don't really have a distinct preference.  I feel good about my name.  I am proud of it.  I more than once have looked up the origin of the name and found that it means "Who is like God, May God Add."

Not this little anymore
I have a nephew who was named after me.  He so far is going by "Michael" too.  Although many call him "Little Michael," but that shouldn't last long.  He's eight now, and soon will be growing out of the "Little" part, I reckon.

I like using my middle initial.  "Michael J. Andrade" is nicely balanced to the eye.  And to be like God-- that's powerful stuff.

Again I find myself looking for a resource in my books and not being able to locate it.  Man, does my library need a librarian.  When I was growing up, we had a set of World Book encyclopedias that included a two-volume dictionary.  The dictionary is what I can't seem to find right now.  It's all that's left of the collection-- we sold the encyclopedias, or gave them away, but kept the dictionary.  Or so that is my recollection.  This office of ours needs some attention.  Books to organize, filing cabinets to go through and organize, papers to be sorted and filed and recycled.  I think I may have found my next project.  A great indoor winter project.  Working the work room.

Again, I beg of you.  Wish me luck.


As I See It said...

Ahh, the magic of a name. Nice pic of "The Little Guy".

Gerri said...

I'm glad you like your name. I always hated mine until I finally grew into it!

Deb said...

I have very few documents where all three of my names are spelled correctly. That's my biggest complaint of my name. I still don't care for my middle name, but think the initial is cool in my signature.

Miclaundry said...

Got to the workroom some today. Looks like simultaneously, this post got a bunch of new pageviews. I find that interesting. Don't really know why. Maybe it's the treatment of God. Or maybe it's God him/herself. Glory be, whatever the case.

Miclaundry said...

This post is getting noticed. God is great. Don't know if I'll ever meet him or her, but he/she/it/they is/are doing some great things, I sense. There is glory in the greatness. And that balances the not-so-great.