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Thread: Gideon vs Gabriel
August 21st, 2013 12:29 PM #21
I think Gabriel sounds a lot better.♂ Ellis Christopher / Asher Estlin / Seth Joshua / Gordon Thomas / Russell Joseph ♂
♀ Marilyn Kay / Joanna Kathryn / Tessa Diane / Nola Elaine / Christine Ruby ♀
August 21st, 2013 04:28 PM #23Edward ▵ Samuel ▵ Theodore ▵ James ▵ George
Helen ▵ Georgia ▵ Rose ▵ Mary ▵ Iris
Ciarán ▵ Blaise ▵ Fionnbharr ▵ Remus ▵ Perseus
Jane ▵ Alice ▵ Niamh ▵ Minerva ▵ Guinevere
September 10th, 2013 05:12 PM #25
Even tho the original Gabriel is an angel, the name actually means, "strong man of God." It wasn't until your comment that I realized how funny that meaning actually is, seeing that an angel is not a man. Interesting.
I've often wondered where Gideon's meaning "having a stump for a hand" came about? There is, of course, more to Gideon-- "hewer, feller (of trees)" which makes sense because he became reknown for cutting down the groves of his father's gods; I think "destroyer or mighty warrior" came about just because of his reknown from the rest of his life.
If I were to choose Gideon, I'd go with the name/meaning God called/gave him: "Mighty Man of Valour."
September 10th, 2013 05:30 PM #27
I've heard other ppl make the same comment about the "girl names" Gabrielle/Gabriella that you've referenced above, but I'm sure you know that those are taken from the original Gabriel and once you think about it, you realize their sounds are actually very different. It all has to do with that first "a" sound: think Gabby for a girl and long a for Gabe. I don't think of Gay at all. I even went to school with a Gabe and there was never anything said like that at all. Ever. You're actually the very first person I've ever heard it from.... but yes, absolutely, I've worked with kids for many years and "other kids are stupid and there's nothing anyone can do about it". LOL.
September 10th, 2013 10:38 PM #29Senior Member
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