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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by merryossai(m): 8:43am On Aug 06, 2017
let me say its because they don't know they can name a child jesus.....and even d parents that know that they can name a child Jesus are refusing to do so cos they are afraid of being judged by an ignorant society. finally we are too religious to do what we are suppose to do that's y Nigerians are where they are today.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by koribobo: 8:43am On Aug 06, 2017
Just to accord the name the needed respect
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by BlackyOne(m): 8:44am On Aug 06, 2017
The proper name Jesus /ˈdʒiːzəs/ used in the English language originates from the Latin form of the Greek name Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous), a rendition of the Hebrew Yeshua (ישוע), also having the variants Joshua or Jeshua.[1][2] In a religious context the name refers to Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. In the Spanish cultural sphere, Jesús (pronounced IPA: [xeˈsus]) is a very common male personal name.

Pronunciation /ˈdʒiːzəs/
Gender Male
Word/name Hebrew
Related names Joshua, Yeshua, Isa

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by otopxy: 8:45am On Aug 06, 2017
Parents name their children JESUS, but they usually prefer the inflected form JOSHUA or JEHOSHUA, these 3 names are all the same, but they have inflected spelling like in Islam HABEEB,ABIB, HABIB, ABEEB E.TC
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by cyberwinner1(m): 8:49am On Aug 06, 2017
Why are you not bearing the name: GOD OR JEHOVAH,?

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by bbbabes(f): 8:54am On Aug 06, 2017
Naming your child Jesus-son will be good. OmoJesu
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by airlord2020: 8:55am On Aug 06, 2017
Jesus is just a name, common in latin America like Jose de Jesus. Its Christ that is the saviour. Another name for Jesus christ is Emmanuel and i've seen Nigerians answering it. Very funny they answer Emmanuel and not Jesus. undecided undecided

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Nobody: 9:03am On Aug 06, 2017
God bless you front and back.
Brownbarbie97:
The white man imposed religion(Christianity) on us to make us subservient, docile and "more tolerable" and it worked.
Now I'm a Christian,don't get me wrong but Christianity and religion as a whole is one of the reasons Africa is as backward as it is because Africans being the highly superstitious beings that we are over abuse these religions which is why we can't think and act but pray to our God to solve even the slightest problems.
Now back to the topic,as holy as he was,the name "JESUS" is really just a name which is why so many Latin Americans and the rest bear that name.They see nothing wrong in giving their kids such names but over here where we are so religiously inclined it is perceived as a taboo. These pple that brought us religion are more liberal and neutral about it than we the recipients.
Talk about being more holy than the pope,ha! grin

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Nobody: 9:05am On Aug 06, 2017
Josephamstrong1:


Greeks name their kids... Jesus.
We name our kids... Emmanuel.
U r free to name your kid Jesus buh do not put Christ.
Jesus is just a name... Ppl answer it. There's a difference between Jesus and Jesus Christ.

Christ is a title. You can be a Christ. Just work on your spirituality and you will know you are potentially a Christ.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by LordOfNaira: 9:06am On Aug 06, 2017
torres89:
Jesus is a Greek word
some Greeks bear Jesus
it's not just come in Africa
Emmanuel which is the synonym of Jesus is preferred here
Who told you Jesus is a Greek word?

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Nedfed(m): 9:06am On Aug 06, 2017
Alajiki:
I have observed that no Nigerian bears the name Jesus. Is it a taboo?

Cause will respect the name.
"Jesus" the name that supersede/above all names.
Imaging Evans papa bears Jesus as surname.
Imaging how Nigeria press/journalist will captured it.
Evans Jesus (God forbid).
Jesus is Lord.
Happy sunday to you all.

Nedfed
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by LordOfNaira: 9:08am On Aug 06, 2017
remi1444:
from my personal observation parent tends not to call their children Jesus because its a name above every other name by so doing we need to accord respect to it. you know some children who are stubborn if their parents intend scolding or yelling at them, dont you think they might say "JESUS ARE YOU CRAZY? They will out of anger(insult against our most high son, our mediator). so to prevent situations of them insulting our most high God son its better not to call their children JESUS.

Jesus is not a name above all names. People bear Jesus in Spain. There is a Spanish player called Jesus Navas.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Beedude(m): 9:10am On Aug 06, 2017
Nigerian are superstitious in everything. They feel its a sign of respect as no one even bears the name God. Anoda way to look at it is that parents don't want their children to be crucified like Jesus or die at 33years. But Stephen and other martyr died horrific death and Nigerians still use their names.
To be sincere Nigerians are the most difficult people to understand wink

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by ozoneamani02(m): 9:10am On Aug 06, 2017
5DMindset:


Christ is a title. You can be a Christ. Just work on your spirituality and you will know you are potentially a Christ.
You are right. It comes from the original word Christus" which means Anointed in English Language.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Beedude(m): 9:10am On Aug 06, 2017
LordOfNaira:


Jesus is not a name above all names. People bear Jesus in Spain. There is a Spanish player called Jesus Navas.
Brazil self get Gabriel Jesus
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Nobody: 9:12am On Aug 06, 2017
Ignorance is the reason. They believe Jesus is a special name hence shouldn't be given to children but they are all wrong. Anybody can bear Jesus, the difference is Christ. Just like Muslims, anybody can bear Muhammed but the difference is (S.A.W).

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by LordOfNaira: 9:13am On Aug 06, 2017
Beedude:
Brazil self get Gabriel Jesus
Don't mind them.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by dstar01(m): 9:14am On Aug 06, 2017
I think it's out respect to our Lord Jesus Christ that Africans don't name their children JESUS. but I don't see a big deal in naming my child Jesus BUT I can't name him JESUS CHRIST because that CHRIST is what makes our Lord Jesus unique
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Habibatuley23: 9:15am On Aug 06, 2017
Opistorincos:
It's a sacred name to us and it'll definitely cause confusion if we all start naming our kids that
Buh wen Muslim talk am say Christianity is confusion u wee say abi fanatic bah eee
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by ayodeleamg(m): 9:15am On Aug 06, 2017
I've seen people who bear Christ.
We just need to go out of our cubicles and stop been too obsessed
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by xtervaganza(m): 9:16am On Aug 06, 2017
Alajiki:
I have observed that no Nigerian bears the name Jesus. Is it a taboo?

christians now name their kids jesus


Have you heard jesulodu, jesuloba, jesujoba
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by LordOfNaira: 9:18am On Aug 06, 2017
Nedfed:

Cause will respect the name.
"Jesus" the name that supersede/above all names.
Imaging Evans papa bears Jesus as surname.
Imaging how Nigeria press/journalist will captured it.
Evans Jesus (God forbid).
Jesus is Lord.
Happy sunday to you all.

Nedfed

Because you worship it, that is why! You will worship his garments if you saw it today. That is what is wrong with many of your black Christians. You just want to worship something.

For your information, Jesus is just a name. The Christ is what ought to distinguish him.

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Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by blackwood(m): 9:20am On Aug 06, 2017
Because Jesus is not a christian name. When Jesus was born and named he was not a christian. Christianity started after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The apostles started Christianity, hence we take names after them.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by tuscani: 9:21am On Aug 06, 2017
Any person can bear the name Jesus. But the name nobody should bear , and intact nobody bears the name is CHRIST.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Nedfed(m): 9:23am On Aug 06, 2017
LordOfNaira:


Because you worship it, that is why! You will worship his garments if you saw it today. That is what is wrong with many of your black Christians. You just want to worship something.

For your information, Jesus is just a name. The Christ is what ought to distinguish him.
I'll
Even if I see his shoe, i'll worship it.
Never know your problem.
Much beta than you that worship human or idols

Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by charlesucheh(m): 9:26am On Aug 06, 2017
the name JESUS means SAVIOUR, whilst CHRIST means ANOINTED... SO tell me, who can claim that his child is the anointed saviour of the world?
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Nobody: 9:26am On Aug 06, 2017
remi1444:
from my personal observation parent tends not to call their children Jesus because its a name above every other name by so doing we need to accord respect to it. you know some children who are stubborn if their parents intend scolding or yelling at them, dont you think they might say "JESUS ARE YOU CRAZY? They will out of anger(insult against our most high son, our mediator). so to prevent situations of them insulting our most high God son its better not to call their children JESUS.
Last names are more important than first names , so it's just a Nigerian normal holy holy thing . The name that should be avoided is CHRIST. That's the unique name. Even devil can bear Jesus.
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by Ladyjumong(f): 9:29am On Aug 06, 2017
Funny enough,their are white peps with the name jesus, recently read a western novels with someone bearing the name,seems its common over their tho.. buh we africans kinda takes some stuff serious, CHRIST z more of sacred
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by MissRaine69(f): 9:29am On Aug 06, 2017
The variation of the name which is Joshua is used especially amongst Hebrew speakers.
The irony is in Latin America the name is used with great reverence .
https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Jes%C3%BAs-a-popular-boys-name-in-Mexico-whereas-in-the-U-S-naming-a-boy-Jesus-would-be-considered-bizarre
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by walls01: 9:30am On Aug 06, 2017
internationalman:
And yet in Africa they say the name we bear has influence on our future turn out. The irony now is that despite this believe nobody seems to b naming their children Jesus.
Africa is a confused continent.

you did not think hard enough before you say things, your unbelief have got in your perceptiveness. don't you know if one act contrary to his name the name becomes invalid?
Re: Why Do Nigerian Christians Avoid Naming Their Children Jesus? by temmypotter(m): 9:31am On Aug 06, 2017
I actually know someone who answers Jesus..

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