Thanks! Yeah, it was actually good to hear all sides of the opinion on Job, especially from people I don't know, but who know names. It helped brace me and make my mind more firm. You're right about that! I tried to hear everyone out, but at the end of the day, the objections didn't seem as great as the reason and meaning behind the name for us. We also think it's a traditional, strong name that will be just fine for a kid, then a man.
Originally Posted by lovewn
I love reading your previous thread. It reminded me how I loved the name Job when I was in college -- my first name crush. Congrats!
Thanks, Lo! Now if only we could get Nameberry to change their view on the name to be at least neutral~ rather than just comment that they don't think any parent would want to lay the trials of Job on their child~ well then, we're on our way to changing the view of the name nation-wide. ha!
Seriously, there are so many other names with dire meanings--I have decided there is a decided prejudice against this one! As I had said earlier, it's not like it's Judas, Hitler, or John Wilkes Booth! :p
Hi!I just realized I hadn't mentioned that we are planning on calling our little Job "Joby"~ at least through his childhood years. We love the sound of it, and Job is a nice, strong name to fall back on if he thinks that is too childish later on. Our little 20 month old daughter says it so cute, as well-- "Ba-bee Jo-beee". :)
Originally Posted by saracita00
I did get warned that this means other things in Britain (;)) but we are willing to take the chance, since we'll be mostly living in the US (as far as we know). Did you remember my saying that we were going to call him Joby from an earlier thread? If not, it's pretty cool you happened upon another family with the same plan. I like knowing that! :)
I quite agree! And what an awesome man of Godliness and strength to be named after! I adore the picture you've painted of your daughter saying little brother's name :)
Originally Posted by tuitree
Marcellus has stuck with me for years and been a favorite of mine ever since watching the 1953 movie, The Robe. Marcellus Gallio (played by Robert Burton) was the Roman tribune who crucified Jesus and won His robe....the story is incredible!
Anyway, I do like the two names together since you must be a warrior (Marcellus) to overcome (Job). Would you consider spelling it Jobe just to eliminate confusion on its pronunciation? Since a very small percentage of people are churched these days, I'm afraid He will have to correct most :P
Congratulations! It's always the BEST feeling finding the perfect name!! Enjoy! May many blessings follow!
I have never seen this film, but I'm glad to know it's connected to an incredible story about a man who (apparently) changed his ways as he was affected by the things he did. Great!
You're the only one who's mentioned the Job and Marcellus connection...but I thought of that and loved that, too! Marcellus is to honor a loved one who has passed away (we made it as close to Marcel, the honoree's name, as we could), but when I saw the meaning of Marcellus I was quite excited because it does seem that a real warrior is often persecuted but overcomes.
I briefly thought about spelling it Jobe, but I love the original spelling, and I think that one correction will set most people straight. It's not as difficult for people to get their minds around as our daughter's name, for example. :) And, it is a great way to expand horizons on names (and even on ancient Biblical names). Also, with the "e" at the end, it might get pronounced Jo-bee which is going to be his "nickname" (or long-name?), but which we didn't want people mistaking if he does not want a cutesy name as he grows. Quickest way to correct people is to say "rhymes with robe" and it seems to be working so far. :)
Thanks for your enthusiastic response.
You're quite welcome :)
I agree that Job isn't nearly as hard as others I've heard and that it will only take 1 correction for people to get it right. I don't like it with an -e as much either. "It rhymes with robe" is ingenious....and yet another reason why you should seriously check out that movie (hehehe)!
<3 Job and Amare are adorable.
I would prefer the traditional Job no 'e'.
Congrats on choosing a unique name like Job Marcellus and sticking to your guns! Good luck.