By W. Jay Tyree
College Hill Church of Christ 

Spiritually Speaking

Binky-Bo and other names


March 23, 2018

Nine times out of ten, when referring to my granddaughter I use her special nickname, “Binky-Bo.” To be perfectly honest, I don’t remember the first time I used that designation or why; but it is firmly entrenched in our family’s vocabulary. She actually has four perfectly good names, including the all-important family name at the end, but we rarely have to use the whole thing. Perhaps you can guess what sort of occasion might call for using her “full” name.

Think back to your childhood. Recall your mother’s voice as she loudly proclaimed your entire moniker. In my case, “W...

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