|What an honor
||[Apr. 30th, 2004|03:43 pm]
It would seem I get to make the first post in this community. And I'm not even the founder.|
Well, I think I'll start with the obvious: my own name. I am Shawn Craig Smith.
Shawn is derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan (familiar to most of us as John). It means, "Yahweh is gracious."
Craig is a Scottish name meaning "from the Crag."
Smith, of course, means "a maker" and is as G.K. Chesterton noted, an ancient and honorable name. (More on that when I can find the pages I'd copied out Chesterton's Heretics).
Therefore (with a little selective definition), my name means "Yahweh is gracious from the hard place, a maker".
I like my name.