One of the first tasks given to man directly by God was to name everyt
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One of the first tasks given to man directly by God, was to name everything on earth
created by him, as it is said in Genesis 2:19-20: "And out of the ground the LORD God formed
every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he
would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name
thereof". The importance given to something so simple, is aparently of less importance.
However, the word name is cited in the Bible almost eight hundred times, many of them during
passages of great importance and profund significance.
The name Rodrigo is a very popular name in Brazil. Originated either form Portugal or
Spain, was derived from the name Roderico (Ruod-Rik), meaning "powerful prince". Rodrigo is
pronounced in a very different way from what you would think, because the first "R" is
pronounced as if it were an "H", thus sounding like "Hodrigo". It has caused me a lot of trouble
in the U.S., since my intimate friends would just call me "Rô" or in plain old English, "Ho".
My Mom told me that the reason my Dad chose this name was because she had already
chosen my sister's name, so it was his turn. Don't ask what she named my sister, it would be too
complicated to explain...I searched the Internet upside down for my name, and after ten failures,
"Not found in database", I realized I wouldn't find it on English written sites. I finally found sites
in Brazil, where the Portuguese language is spoken.
I really have no problems with my name, I actually never thought of it as deep as I am
thinking now, but it is really hard for english speaking folks to pronouce it the way I would like
to hear, so if I had to change it to a different one, I really don't know what I would pick. I just tell
them to call me Rod...
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