Home & Family Values Corner: Pet names

HouseToday we turn our attention to some “pet” names some of you give your children that can lead to a breakdown of authority. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard Dads call their sons “buddy” rather than using their given Christian name. “Hey, Buddy!” they’ll say. The nickname Buddy has unhealthy similarities to that alternate name for the Evil One, Beelzebub. [“Bub”=”Bud” linguistically] Not to forget Buddy Holly, who unleashed rock music on American society. Wikipedia tells us that the popularity of the name Buddy peaked around 1940, at the height of Nazi Germany’s power. I could go on, but you can probably already see the dangers inherent in this habit. Just nip it in the bud.
Next week– Why calling your little daughter “princess” can lead her down the path of Jezebel.

About Skippy R

Skippy R is retired after toiling as a scribe for a large denominational newspaper in Texas for about 40 years. He's written for The Wittenburg Door and Beliefnet. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Mrs. Skippy, and leads a Bible study in his home. Mostly spends time running after his grandkids. He is -- what are they calling it now? -- a Jesus follower.
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