By Beth Vogt @BethVogt
|Words have MEANING and names have POWER.|
There were a lot of names being tossed around my house.
Not bad names—baby names. My daughter and son-in-love had found out they were having a second daughter, and of course we all started the process of “What do think of ______”?
All sorts of names were offered and some suggestions were even added to their list of possibilities. It was fun, especially when someone found a peculiar name or an indecipherable name—think minimal vowels and an overabundance of consonants.
Being a novelist, I’m more attuned to names than most people. I’m naming the imaginary people populating my books—and then I have to remember those people’s names just as if I were going to send them a birthday card or a Christmas letter every year.
Names are powerful—given names that are often pondered over by our parents before we are born, as well as nicknames and endearments. I’ve loved some of my nicknames—and hated others. And yet, I considered nicknames important and made certain each of my kiddos had one—a special way of saying “I love you” that was all their own.
Yes, words have power—and names can be the most powerful use of words, for better or for worse.
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Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.”
A nonfiction writer and editor who said she’d never write fiction, Beth is now a novelist with Howard Books. She enjoys writing inspirational contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. Connect with Beth on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or check out her blog on quotes, In Others’ Words.