New Name

Do you have a nickname? Do you give others nicknames?

Growing up, I wanted a nickname. My dad called me Little Bit, and that was good, but that was a name my dad gave me.

Sissy called me Brat, alternating with Pest. She still does, but those names don’t count, either.

In junior high, I finally received my first real nickname when the star of our basketball team asked me a question. Bill dropped the y off my last name and added an s. He called me Kirbs, and the name stuck.

My sister-in-law did sort of the same thing when she dropped the y, and added an s to my first name, and came up with Sands.

When I attended Space Camp for Educators at the Huntsville, Alabama U.S. Space &


Rocket Center, we were told to come up with nicknames for the name tags on our flight suits. I  came up with a name. But, giving yourself a nickname really isn’t the same as having a friend give one to you.

I have TONS of nicknames for Pilot — all good. 🙂 I didn’t realize just how many different names I had for my husband until a Space Camp alum visited. Ole 49 asked, “How many names do you have for the guy?” Lots. Among the many names I have for Pilot, my favorite is Handsome.

Thinking about nicknames led me to consider the many, many names there are for Jesus. I’ve listed a few that came to mind.

Master. Redeemer. King of kings. Messiah. LORD of lords. Lamb of God. Bread of Life. Alpha and Omega. Risen Savior.

Whether they believe, or not, the fact is ALL shall bow before Christ as King of kings and LORD of lords. As I look forward to that day, I also look forward to the new name I will be given by my Father in Heaven. (Revelation 2:17) I don’t know what that name will be, but I know it won’t be Brat.

Do you have a nickname? I’d love to hear what it is, plus, any additional names for Jesus you’d like to add to the list.

That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11  (NKJV)

I wish you well.



Please subscribe to receive posts every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Thanks!