Tuesday, October 19, 2010

N IS FOR...

...NOMENCLATURE


To be honest the first time I heard this word, I didn't know what it meant.  I'm not sure I am really clear on it now.  However, this word, NOMENCLATURE was applied by an editor of some repute to my TRUE story which follows:


My husband is a pastor and teacher and our last name is Jones.  When our first son was born and we were deciding what name to choose, my husband kept pushing for Martyn Lloyd, after a well known preacher, teacher and writer in England, Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones.  I wouldn't agree because I didn't think it was fair to have a child try to live up to a name like that.  So we decided to go with our Welsh heritage and chose GLYN.


When our second son was born, we went through the same debate, but I still wouldn't agree.  So this time we chose the good Welsh name, OWEN.


A few years later when Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones retired from his pulpit at Westminster Chapel in London, his successor was appointed.




His  successor's name?  ...Rev. Glyn Owen!


THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY TRUE STORY!

This post is part of the challenge ABC WEDNESDAY hosted by Denise Nesbitt and friends.

28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

That is an amazing and fun story for the N Day! One just never knows!! Thanks for sharing it with us today! Hope you're enjoying a great week!

Sylvia

Gramma Ann said...

That was a fun story. I looked the word up in my dictionary and it said: system of names.

Maybe that was his word of the day that he had to use in a sentence. Remember when we went to school and had to use all our spelling words in a sentence, even if we didn't completely understand what they meant, even after we looked them up in the dictionary. I bet the teachers got a lot of laughs out of those sentences.

kaybee said...

I didn't know this, Chris! Now they both have to live up to a famous person's name!!

photowannabe said...

Wow, that's quite a true story. Amazing twists and turns to life.

Kay L. Davies said...

A wonderful story about names and nomenclature. And coincidence? Or synchronicity?

Kay, Alberta

Roger Owen Green said...

what a funny story! btw, my middle name is Owen.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Well we all know truth is stranger than fiction!!!

Rev. Glyn Owen...what a good Welsh name!!!

Vernz said...

I don;t believe in coincidence though, but now maybe I would..hahaha... nice story..

My ABC Wednesday here

Beverley Baird said...

What an amazing story! If it wasn't true sometone would asay it was farfetched!
Great N choice!

Tumblewords: said...

Amazing story!

Mike said...

So funny!! Amazing :)

Ann said...

were your boys happy with their unusual names?

I have not known a Glyn.

Ann said...

I also have not heard of this very difficult word that you have chosen.

MorningAJ said...

That's lovely! What a coincidence.

Carver said...

I enjoyed your story and a great idea to use nomenclature for the letter N.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a great story and such a coincidence. I had heard the word nomenclature before but didn't know it's meaning so I got out the dictionary. We learn something every day! A

jabblog said...

That is a wonderful story!

Joy said...

Isn't life full of wonderful coincidences.

Cherdecor said...

How interesting! Just amazing!

Morning's Minion said...

A bit off the subject of Wednesday's word choice, but I am reminded of the Welsh population near where I attended high school--the Welsh language could still be heard in the prayers given at the annual hymn-singing fests.
My classmates had surnames such as Jones, Morgan, Pritchard, Owen, but I suspect there are few today who can carry on the tradition of Welsh speaking in the church services.
I shall have to think how I would incorporate "nomenclature" into a sentence.

The Jessup Family said...

That is a very cool story :)

Martha said...

God does have a sense of humor. :)

snafu said...

What an amazing coincidence.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful story for ABC.

Wanda said...

Chris ~ I don't know if you heard that Crusty Crone from our Art Blog had passed away Oct. 6, 2010. This was very sudden. I have posted a short tribute, and some of her artwork that wasn't with the Art Challenge.

Just wanted you to know!

Wanda said...

Chris a new art challenge is up. Boats, all kinds of boats.. Take a look and choose one that fits!

As always, no deadlines, just have fun and let me know when you have one ready to post.

Rosy said...

What a very interesting story here.

Hey where did you hop off to? Me is missing you! Hope all is well at your end.

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