Kindest Regards, wil! I can see where I may have misspoken. I honestly didn't mean linguistic evolution over time, I meant within the person's life. Even in some Native American traditions, a person may change their name 2 or 3 times or more over the course of a life, as significant events happen. Sitting Bull may just as easily have been born Chubby boy or something like that (although I don't know what Sitting Bull's childhood name actually was, this is an example). The concept of name changes by the person during their lifetime is not without precedent, in and out of Christianity. But Jesus did not change his name. I hesitate to say who did change his name, but it wasn't he who did it. Likely his mother gave him a proper Hebrew name, Yashua, and called him in colloquial Aramaic, Yeshu. Kinda like being named John and being called Johnny, or being named Peter and being called Pete. But there is no way his name was Jesus...there was no "J" in English until less than 500 years ago, Jesus lived more than 1550 years before that. No "J" in Hebrew, either. (So much for "Jehovah," another story for another day). Indeed. Yet, I am also aware this is not common teaching among Christians. There are many that don't want to share that glory, who being stingy would keep the way to themselves, as if that was possible. I am not certain I agree. I've got to mull this one over some more. Perhaps. I haven't been behind the veil, and I have certainly fallen short. So all I can do is humbly proceed the best I know how, using the gifts G-d has so graciously granted me.