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Thread: How usable is Apollos?
August 30th, 2013 07:04 AM #6Senior Member
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I like Apollo more, but I've never heard of Apollos! Not a Bible girl so it's brand new to me. It does sound like something belonging to Apollo though. If someone said "This is Apollos" I'd be expecting the sentence to continue into "little brother" or something similar. But there's nothing wrong with it, and it sounds like it's important to you.
August 30th, 2013 07:16 AM #8
I like the look of it, but wouldn't know how to pronounce it - is it ah-poll-uhs or ah-poll-ohs? (Gosh, sorry, I can't spell out pronunciations very well so they are a bit confused - looking back at them, I don't even know what I'm trying to say, so I'm not sure how everyone else is supposed to, but anyway, sorry)
August 30th, 2013 09:02 AM #10
Paul wrote it, despite the controversy and that it doesn't really seem like his style. Can I ask, why does your husband think Apollos wrote it? This really has me intrigued, haha!
@ottilie - that's what I was assuming, as well? I mean, in the early church, Christians came from all over, were from all sorts of nationalities, and it wouldn't surprise me that babies that were named after Greek gods grew up and heard the Christian message and it won over their hearts completely. I wondered how related it was to the Greek god Apollo, but I wasn't sure. I haven't looked it up, but if I added it to my list, I probably would. Besides, I sort of like the tie to space exploration. I'm not sure how important it is to me yet--it's not like there's really stories about him like there are these amazing stories about Peter and Silas and Timothy and Philemon and Paul... he just keeps popping up, and his character is really intriguing me at the moment! Almost like any other character might intrigue me in any other book I might read. I'm just trying to decide how I feel about it. Decidedly, Apollos is very different from my usual taste!
@ciottolo - I'm not sure? I've been saying it as a mix between ah-PAHLL-ohs and ah-PAHLL-uhs, although I'm leaning toward the former, since the latter sounds very much like "appall us" that has been mentioned earlier!
I think, if I used it, it wouldn't be a FN--a little too out-there for me--but we'll see, maybe as a middle name.
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August 30th, 2013 11:25 AM #14Senior Member
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