Naming Wine, Naming Boys and Taking the Throne of England
I paused, then explained that the term “Lucre” is generally modified with the term “Filthy”, as in “Filthy Lucre”. The term originates in the Bible in First Timothy 3:3. Turns out also that book of the bible and in that verse we learn what qualities a bishop of the church or not posses:
“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;”
I explained further that today the word “Lucre” generally means money dishonorably gain.
The client decided to use another name for their wine.
This episode kept coming to mind as my wife Kathy and I continued to seek out just the right name for Our Little Project due in late May. I couldn’t bear the idea of saddling our son with a name of little meaning other than Kathy and I liking the name. And “Lucre” was certainly out of the question too.
I’ve written before that Our Little Project’s name must have meaning and concluded, “I’ve always believed that a person’s name ought to connect them to their family, who they are, and where they came from. And so, this rule will guide the naming of Our Little Project with its male equipment and all.”
So, HENRY GEORGE WARK he shall be.
It’s an homage really, to Our Little Project’s grandfathers: Henry Berez and George Wark.
But it has purpose too. His name should remind him of the all-importance of family. It should remind him of the high regard with which Kathy and I hold our fathers and that our son should hold them in equally high regard. It should remind Our Little Project that we expect him to live up to the best qualities that these men possess—and there are many.
So…We know Our Little Project will be a boy. We know he will be HENRY GEORGE. Only three things remain: 1) This little guy needs to be birthed and 2) we need to somehow assure that the 2014 vintage produces great and long-lasting wines since we’ll be stocking up for him. 3) With a name like this, we will be working to get him on the throne of England.