Called By A New Name

 

This evening my girls were entertaining themselves with an App on my iPhone called, “What Does My Name Mean?” They were having a great time finding the meaning of their names, their siblings and friends. This got me thinking about my own name. By birth, I am “Barbara”, which means “Stranger”. …

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Have a great day friends!

Barbie

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32 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    Hi Barbie,

    what a wonderful post! I had never actually thought about it. What a strange thought … to get a new name, but one that fully represents me. I sometimes think names have a certain power because I have noticed that a lot of people I know who share the same name are similar in other ways, as well. It is quite odd. But maybe that's just my imagination 😉 I haven't quite decided that yet.

    Have a blessed day,
    Kate

    P.S.: You mentioned Mexican recipes ^^ If you ever get a chance to type them up, I would love to try them! I love to cook so I am always open to new recipes. Thanks a lot for offering 🙂

  2. Kate says:

    Hi Barbie,

    what a wonderful post! I had never actually thought about it. What a strange thought … to get a new name, but one that fully represents me. I sometimes think names have a certain power because I have noticed that a lot of people I know who share the same name are similar in other ways, as well. It is quite odd. But maybe that's just my imagination 😉 I haven't quite decided that yet.

    Have a blessed day,
    Kate

    P.S.: You mentioned Mexican recipes ^^ If you ever get a chance to type them up, I would love to try them! I love to cook so I am always open to new recipes. Thanks a lot for offering 🙂

  3. Kate says:

    Hi Barbie,

    what a wonderful post! I had never actually thought about it. What a strange thought … to get a new name, but one that fully represents me. I sometimes think names have a certain power because I have noticed that a lot of people I know who share the same name are similar in other ways, as well. It is quite odd. But maybe that's just my imagination 😉 I haven't quite decided that yet.

    Have a blessed day,
    Kate

    P.S.: You mentioned Mexican recipes ^^ If you ever get a chance to type them up, I would love to try them! I love to cook so I am always open to new recipes. Thanks a lot for offering 🙂

  4. Kate says:

    Hi Barbie,

    what a wonderful post! I had never actually thought about it. What a strange thought … to get a new name, but one that fully represents me. I sometimes think names have a certain power because I have noticed that a lot of people I know who share the same name are similar in other ways, as well. It is quite odd. But maybe that's just my imagination 😉 I haven't quite decided that yet.

    Have a blessed day,
    Kate

    P.S.: You mentioned Mexican recipes ^^ If you ever get a chance to type them up, I would love to try them! I love to cook so I am always open to new recipes. Thanks a lot for offering 🙂

  5. Hannah says:

    I have an aunt (great aunt really, but we just call her our aunt) who has the same name as you! I like your name a lot, because it reminds me that we're "strangers" in this world, but someday, we'll be going to our home. 🙂

  6. Hannah says:

    I have an aunt (great aunt really, but we just call her our aunt) who has the same name as you! I like your name a lot, because it reminds me that we're "strangers" in this world, but someday, we'll be going to our home. 🙂

  7. Hannah says:

    I have an aunt (great aunt really, but we just call her our aunt) who has the same name as you! I like your name a lot, because it reminds me that we're "strangers" in this world, but someday, we'll be going to our home. 🙂

  8. Hannah says:

    I have an aunt (great aunt really, but we just call her our aunt) who has the same name as you! I like your name a lot, because it reminds me that we're "strangers" in this world, but someday, we'll be going to our home. 🙂

  9. Stuff could always be worse says:

    Well I do hope you are not a stranger! 🙂
    kim

  10. Stuff could always be worse says:

    Well I do hope you are not a stranger! 🙂
    kim

  11. Stuff could always be worse says:

    Well I do hope you are not a stranger! 🙂
    kim

  12. Stuff could always be worse says:

    Well I do hope you are not a stranger! 🙂
    kim

  13. songskatesang says:

    Good morning! Thank you so much for coming by!

    I loved this post. What a lovely and amazing message! Have a wonderful day!

  14. songskatesang says:

    Good morning! Thank you so much for coming by!

    I loved this post. What a lovely and amazing message! Have a wonderful day!

  15. songskatesang says:

    Good morning! Thank you so much for coming by!

    I loved this post. What a lovely and amazing message! Have a wonderful day!

  16. songskatesang says:

    Good morning! Thank you so much for coming by!

    I loved this post. What a lovely and amazing message! Have a wonderful day!

  17. Dena E's Blog says:

    Barbie,,,so happy you are able to see the crosses tooo. So far out of 7 comments, you and Christie Cottage saw what I did…I was just stunned after taking the series of pics, it wasn't until I looked at the pic that I had taken that I could see the cross image..So I then took 3 more in a row..It was sooooo empowering for us ..
    Always appreciate your notes and time you take visiting me..
    It means alot!!!
    Blessings and Hugs Dena

  18. Dena E's Blog says:

    Barbie,,,so happy you are able to see the crosses tooo. So far out of 7 comments, you and Christie Cottage saw what I did…I was just stunned after taking the series of pics, it wasn't until I looked at the pic that I had taken that I could see the cross image..So I then took 3 more in a row..It was sooooo empowering for us ..
    Always appreciate your notes and time you take visiting me..
    It means alot!!!
    Blessings and Hugs Dena

  19. Dena E's Blog says:

    Barbie,,,so happy you are able to see the crosses tooo. So far out of 7 comments, you and Christie Cottage saw what I did…I was just stunned after taking the series of pics, it wasn't until I looked at the pic that I had taken that I could see the cross image..So I then took 3 more in a row..It was sooooo empowering for us ..
    Always appreciate your notes and time you take visiting me..
    It means alot!!!
    Blessings and Hugs Dena

  20. Dena E's Blog says:

    Barbie,,,so happy you are able to see the crosses tooo. So far out of 7 comments, you and Christie Cottage saw what I did…I was just stunned after taking the series of pics, it wasn't until I looked at the pic that I had taken that I could see the cross image..So I then took 3 more in a row..It was sooooo empowering for us ..
    Always appreciate your notes and time you take visiting me..
    It means alot!!!
    Blessings and Hugs Dena

  21. Latte Mama says:

    Your post at 5 Minutes was thought provoking. I remember growing up not liking my name too much. But now I'm used to it, and love it when my nephews mispronounce it, ibby 🙂

  22. Latte Mama says:

    Your post at 5 Minutes was thought provoking. I remember growing up not liking my name too much. But now I'm used to it, and love it when my nephews mispronounce it, ibby 🙂

  23. Latte Mama says:

    Your post at 5 Minutes was thought provoking. I remember growing up not liking my name too much. But now I'm used to it, and love it when my nephews mispronounce it, ibby 🙂

  24. Latte Mama says:

    Your post at 5 Minutes was thought provoking. I remember growing up not liking my name too much. But now I'm used to it, and love it when my nephews mispronounce it, ibby 🙂

  25. V says:

    Hey Barbie!!
    I just wanted to say I've been following you on my mobile for a while, and i now have chance to actually FOLLOW YOU properly and thanks for your blog. O i love reading it!!
    I have made you blog of the week and here's the link:
    http://siobhans-chillies.blogspot.com/2010/07/respect-religions-and-food-with-blogs.html

    I will be following you so watch out for me and my comments 😉

  26. V says:

    Hey Barbie!!
    I just wanted to say I've been following you on my mobile for a while, and i now have chance to actually FOLLOW YOU properly and thanks for your blog. O i love reading it!!
    I have made you blog of the week and here's the link:
    http://siobhans-chillies.blogspot.com/2010/07/respect-religions-and-food-with-blogs.html

    I will be following you so watch out for me and my comments 😉

  27. V says:

    Hey Barbie!!
    I just wanted to say I've been following you on my mobile for a while, and i now have chance to actually FOLLOW YOU properly and thanks for your blog. O i love reading it!!
    I have made you blog of the week and here's the link:
    http://siobhans-chillies.blogspot.com/2010/07/respect-religions-and-food-with-blogs.html

    I will be following you so watch out for me and my comments 😉

  28. V says:

    Hey Barbie!!
    I just wanted to say I've been following you on my mobile for a while, and i now have chance to actually FOLLOW YOU properly and thanks for your blog. O i love reading it!!
    I have made you blog of the week and here's the link:
    http://siobhans-chillies.blogspot.com/2010/07/respect-religions-and-food-with-blogs.html

    I will be following you so watch out for me and my comments 😉

  29. Rachel says:

    As usual— wonderful insight, my dear friend!

  30. Rachel says:

    As usual— wonderful insight, my dear friend!

  31. Rachel says:

    As usual— wonderful insight, my dear friend!

  32. Rachel says:

    As usual— wonderful insight, my dear friend!

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