Finding the root meaning and origin of one's name is a very
interesting task. In doing this, one can learn alot about who he is.
The effect of the meaning of one's name onto who the person is and
what he stands for is often uncanny. For example, if one's name
means king, it wouldn't be suprising to find that this person is in
some way a great leader. It seems clear that the sub-concious mind
plays some kind of role in this puzzling, yet often occuring
When I asked my parents why they chose Matthew as my first
name, they said that there were two reasons. The first reason was
that it simply sounded good. The second reason was that they liked
the meaning of the name which was 'son of God.' I have thoughts
on both of these reasons. First of all, by saying that they 'just liked
the way the name sounded', they help to prove the idea that the
decision to name me Matthew was sort of a sub-concious one.
didn't really know why they liked it , it was just something in the
back of their minds that convinced them to name me Matthew. This
is why I believe that the name Matthew is the only right name for
me. It is as though I am destined to be what the name means. I am
destined to be a 'son of God.'
I think that the term 'son of God' is an accurate description of
myself. In my adolesence, I find myself looking towards God for
help more and more often. I am beginning to understand what it
means to be a member of God's kingdom. I am beginning to see just
what it is that God stands for. I am learning more...