“When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child,
they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,
but his mother said in reply, ‘No. He will be called John.”
(“John” means “precious gift of God.”)
While Elizabeth didn’t know the meaning of “John,” she seemed to know God was involved in naming the child.
Look up the meaning of your name and address yourself accordingly.
How does that make you feel?
Heritage word—“All those who observe the ways of the good God are led to believe that God wants something.”
(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)