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Thread: Ebenezer too Christmasy?
August 27th, 2013 01:48 PM #6
I've put some thought into using just Eben or Ezra, but I much prefer the flow of Clark Ebenezer with our last name. I hadn't thought of Ebsneezer, but it doesn't seem that bad to me, not like having fart in your name.
@southern.maple - We also prefer Clark Ebenezer to Oscar Damien. Its just strange because usually we have settled for a safer option.
I am afraid that Ebenezer just keeps growing on me. In addition to a symbol of reform, I also think the biblical connection gives it strength. It also appears in "come thou fount of every blessing" which is such an inspiring hymn.
So here's the big problem. My Husband is completely on board! Usually, he brings me back to earth whenever I suggest anything "too weird", but since its in the middle he has absolutely no objection. I even tried talking names with him last night and he told me that he thought we had already decided on Clark Ebenezer. So I need some severe backlash so I can test how much I am willing to put up with.
I don't like the idea of choosing a "shocking" name just to get attention, but I really like Ebenezer.Mom to Henry, Mollie, Gideon, and expecting Clark Ebenezer in November.
August 27th, 2013 04:04 PM #8Senior Member
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August 27th, 2013 04:20 PM #10Senior Member
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Hah, for me Ebenezer is just the name of the church I'm attend every once in a while - so I don't associate it with Charles Dickens... But I admit I may have associated it with him, if it hadn't been for my church.
But Clark Ebenezer is such a lovely name... I actually say you go for it. How often do you hear the middle names of people?My dream children: Matilda, Oskar, Lydia & Linus.
So far they don't exist ... yet. I'm just a name-nerd who dreams.
August 27th, 2013 04:56 PM #12
I think it is appropriate... especially as it is a middle name.
Why not?I like distinct, memorable, exotic and preferably non-popular names. The kids with unique names wore them so well when I was younger and never got lost in the crowd.
August 27th, 2013 07:08 PM #14Senior Member
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