Historically names have been important. They say something about you or about the hopes your parents have for you. In pagan cultures it is common to have a name that you received when you came to adulthood and had a spirit quest. In that experience something would happen that would give you a name. Other times you received an adult name that said something about you. Thus I might be called Big Foot, son of Limp. The reason I bring this up is that as I was looking at different translations I was amused by the Douay-Rheims Translation.
(Proverbs 30:1 DRB) The words of Gatherer the son of Vomiter. The vision which the man spoke, with whom God is, and who being strengthened by God, abiding with him, said:Gatherer is from the Hebrew but I can’t find where the “Vomiter” comes from. It makes me wonder what happened in this man’s life to generate such a name.
So? If your intimate circle had to pick a name for you, what would it be? I shudder to think what I would be called. Maybe it is time to live up to the name I want.