Imagine being a school teacher, and there is a student in your class named Jesus, how would you feel when you have to call his name for attendance? Uncomfortable right. There is nothing fundamentally wrong in naming your son Jesus, but trust me, it will be very inconvenient for the poor boy, especially in a country like Nigeria where Christians have little chill for anything that smells like blasphemy, but seriously, why name a child Jesus when there are thousands of other names you can choose from?
Have you ever seen the cast of a Mexican movie and the name Jesus catches your eye? Apparently, Spanish speaking countries don’t see anything wrong in naming a child Jesus which is pronounced “hay-sus” as it is a popular name amongst Hispanic kids, it is said that in the first century, Jesus wasn’t called “Jesus” but Yeshua which means Joshua in English, most will admit that there is nothing wrong with naming a boy Joshua. This shows that culture and the country that you’re from determines in a big way if you can name your child Jesus.
You might wonder why anyone would want to name their son Jesus, you could say devotion or love, many people were named after God in the old testament like Elijah. In a show of devotion, a parent might just decide to name their son Jesus. It’s really just a cultural thing, I know for sure in Nigeria, no one would name their son Jesus, not because it’s a sin, but because we are very superstitious and weary of things like this, we’ll rather not find out what happens after the naming To most Nigerians, the name Jesus is a sacred name and shouldn’t be called or used in vain. That’s why even though the name isn’t one of the banned names to name a child it would still not be used because subconsciously we have decided that a child cannot be named Jesus as such it doesn’t even cross the mind.
There are usually sentiments hanged around a person’s given name , it is believed that our name defines at least 67% of our character, it would be a little hard to imagine a mischievous boy named Jesus, maybe If we start to name our children Jesus perhaps evangelism, gospel outreach and godly locks will be rampant in our society since the Name plays a pivotal role in someone’s life.