Often identifying a utah name is a gut feeling akin to justice potter stewarts definition of pornography. Joseph smiths plagiarism of the bible in the book of mormon. Jan, 2020 some choose biblical names or names derived from the stories or chapters of the book of mormon, a religious text of the latter day saints. Besides the extensive list of parallels between the bible and the book of mormon, this book examines many other possible sources used to create the text, i. Season two filming of book of mormon videos wraps up church. Brinnlee brielle anderson and other great utah names zion curtain said on february 4th, 2017 at 5. Does the name alma challenge the historicity of the book of. Jun 29, 2010 unlike other religiously informed baby namers, utah and lds people have scriptures other religions dont have, most notably the book of mormon.
Ammon is the first one on the list thats actually from the book of mormon itself. This is a list of mormon place names, meaning towns and other places named, in modern times, after places and people in the book of mormon, after mormon leaders during the settlement of utah, or after other elements of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints history. Zion is simply a national park rife with connotations and descriptions of that variety that seem so appropriate to such an inspiring place. This illustrates how similar many mormons may be from one another, culturally speaking. Lds man creates hilarious baby name generator based on actual. Greek and latin words and other problems in the book of mormon part 1. Originally, danish settlers there had named it copenhagen. The book of mormon returns to salt lake city by popular demand with three weeks of performances august 1 20, 2017 at the brandnew eccles theater. These book of mormon names stand as additional evidence that the book is of ancient origins and was brought forth by the gift and power of god. In utah, on the other hand, 73% of mormons say that most or all of their close friends are also mormon. Ive lived other places too and it was only the utahidaho area that had bizarre names. But the utah evangel wasnt the only antimormon publication to make polemical use of joseph smiths absurd mistake of naming two men alma.
Sep 10, 2019 this set is the scene of some of the book of mormon video filming at the lds motion picture studio in provo. Jul 03, 2018 the second season of the book of mormon liveaction video series in springville, utah, has recently been completed. Mar 14, 2017 the author has been making this list annually for 10 years really. Photo courtesy of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints book of mormon videos, 1 nephi 12, season 1, episode 8, depicts lehi, his wife, sariah, and their family as they sail to the. Mar 28, 2016 definitely not a mormon thing, but a utahidaho mormon thing. Being a mormon, it can be a bit difficult to pick a name that not just honors the heritage, but also makes the child proud to bear it. Despite being around for more than half a century, aaron is still an attractive and timeless choice for boys.
Manti, utah, as a new community, was named by brigham young after the city mentioned in the book of mormon. Apr 17, 2006 a while back i stumbled upon this website that allows you to map the prevalence of a given surname, by state, in the united states for the years 1850, 1890, 1920, and 1990. Church leaders, cast and crew express excitement for. Since the initial publication of the book of mormon in 1830, church members have speculated about the geographical locations of the cities mentioned and detractors have scoffed at the lack of correlation to known new world sites. The state was inhabited by several native american tribes long before mormon pioneers arrived. For example, theres also the north and south guardian angels, tabernacle dome, the east and west temples, the altar of sacrifice, the pulpit and. The most distinctive utah names of all time, ranked utah. All my utah cousins named their kids exactly like your examples though. By 1896, when utah was granted statehood, the church had more than 250,000 members, most living in utah. But utah also has a number of cities and geologic wonders that have biblical and other traditional religious namesakes. If the textual passages common to the book of mormon and the bible are excluded, 53 names occur in both books.
Much preliminary work remains to be done on the book of mormon onomasticon. Jun 21, 2018 the utah baby namer website is the brainchild of dave healey and proves that weird utah names could be worse. The actual meaning of nephi and 3 other book of mormon names notes 1. Book of mormon language, names, and metonymic naming, journal of book of mormon studies 31 1994. By now, ive heard all the jokes about utah names, but what i havent heard is a unified theory of just why the mormon people of utah are so inclined to create them. If youre mormon, the name isnt strange at all, but to nonmormons with no context, its unfamiliar. Historians view the language patterns, phrases, and names in the book of mormon as evidence that it is not authentic. Filming has taken place in various parts of utah and hawaii. Some mormon name trends include using religious, ancestral, invented, themed names and a combination of the above to title a new baby. May 25, 2018 by now, ive heard all the jokes about utah names, but what i havent heard is a unified theory of just why the mormon people of utah are so inclined to create them.
Heres a behindthescenes look at the filming of the book of. Fun fact while finding common mormon names to give joseph and zaylie for this pos mormons love oddball baby names. Willes center for book of mormon studies book of mormon onomasticon. Mormon names dominate zion national park the mystery of. Utah setting trends for unique baby names for nearly a. These 24 towns in utah have the strangest names youll ever see. Religious place names are abundant in utah deseret news. Trappers, fur traders, explorers and outlaws roamed the land as well. For the present, lehite and mulekite names must be treated together.
Jun 05, 2017 theres a difference, and its not just the obviously mormon scriptural names like mahonri or nephi or moroni. The book of mormon is literarily beautiful, doctrinally truthful, and everlastingly applicable. Which means names you probably havent heard before, unless youre familiar with semetic and egyptian names from the ancient world such as nephi, moroni, mahonri, or moriancumr. Over the past month ive received numerous requests asking when, or if, wed ever talk about our series, demonic names in the book of mormon so here it is. Given this grouping of the book of mormon onomasticon, 142 of the 188 unique book of mormon names are lehitemulekite, 41 are jaredite, and 5 are common to both groups. Book of mormon pronunciation guide retrieved 20120225, ipa ified from i.
Utah baby names that distinctive name that says, im mormon. Young, and 148 mormons, crossed into the great salt lake valley on july 24, 1848. We can now test certain proper names in the book of mormon in the light of actual names from lehis world, unknown in the time of joseph smith. Greek and latin in the book of mormon life after ministry. The ubn was first created as a geocities website in 1996, then maintained under until 2017, where it is now a blogspot blog. So, in numerous public presentations and perhaps elsewhere, i countered with evidence that alma is, in fact, a demonstrably ancient semitic masculine personal name. Id take either of those over a name like stott any day. Totals some quick math shows utah cities and towns were named for at least five church presidents, 10 apostles, 11 stake presidents, nine bishops, two biblical figures and three book of mormon.
Jan, 2001 it is only fitting that as a place settled by the mormon pioneers, utah has a significant number of place names that are culled from the book of mormon or that honor leaders of the lds church. I think the mormon community is responsible, for the most part, for the uniqueness of utah names, because a lot of these show up in idaho and other places with lots of mormons. This set is the scene of some of the book of mormon video filming at the lds motion picture studio in provo. Demonic and ungodly names in the book of mormon 1 life.
Forget the celeb craze of strange names like apple or north west. The author herself sounds like a typical utah mormon and that includes all southern idaho. What are some common, favorite names for members of the church of jesus christ of lds saints, living in utah. And while a lot of the very top popular boys names have been named after prominent mormons notably dallin and hyrum, most of the top 50 are not particularly mormon at all, theyre names like taggart and cache and val. Jan 24, 2003 theres a difference, and its not just the obviously mormon scriptural names like mahonri or nephi or moroni. The only exceptions listed are for the book of mormon, the churchs sacred text, and historical names like the mormon trail, a governmentrecognized path that. These 24 towns in utah have the strangest names youll. Book of mormon names the encyclopedia of mormonism. Tvedtnes, the hebrew origin of some book of mormon place names, journal of book of mormon studies 62 1997. According to mormon newsroom, the production focuses on prophets nephi, jacob, and enos in the book of mormon, bringing the stories of ancientamerican civilization to life while spreading the gospel of jesus christ through film. My kids have pretty mellow names like mark and jessica and i am a mormon. Utahs history is an interesting mix of old west and mormon heritage. Yes, the ubn is over twenty years old and continuously maintained and accept no substitutes. In case youre curious, other book of mormon names in the top 50 are alma 9th and jarom 10th, nephi 30th, and moroni 39th.
Its purpose is to verify the divine sonship of the nazarene to those who ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in christ. In 1849, he sent representatives to congress with a proposed map of the state of deseret a word from the book of mormon meaning honeybee. In utah, book of mormon strikes a chord the tony awardwinning musical, the book of mormon, opened in salt lake city last week. Oct 14, 20 mount moroni is named for a book of mormon prophet. Apr 02, 2018 and while a lot of the very top popular boys names have been named after prominent mormons notably dallin and hyrum, most of the top 50 are not particularly mormon at all, theyre names like taggart and cache and val. Manti is the name of a city in the book of mormon and also of manti, a soldier.
Nibley, lehi in the desert, the world of the jaredites, there were jaredites, edited by john w. This is the place for mormon references in city names, but. Yeah most utahns name their kids weird names, but who are you to go around making a yearly list of it. Of course, i immediately thought of looking at which names are most disproportionately represented in utah and adjacent states, with the goal of identifying uniquely utah mormon names. Church leaders, cast and crew express excitement for upcoming. Of these 337 proper names, 188 are unique to the book of mormon, while 149 are common to the book of mormon and the bible. It was named for a prophet in the book of mormon pronounced leehigh. In many families, while living in nauvoo and eventually in utah, joseph and hyrum were very commo. The book of mormon was preserved to come forth in these latter days to convince the jew and gentile that jesus is the christ, the eternal god. Conversely, proper names that appear only in translation are not included, such as bountiful and desolation. Its like these parents combined the most basic of names to form an entirely new name, and you cant help but feel for the children. By feeding 200,000 utah baby names into an artificial intelligence algorithm called a recurrent neural network, dave created the generator, which takes weird baby names to a whole new level. Foundation for ancient research and mormon studies, 1988. An online help for parents looking for that distinctive name that says im a utah mormon.325 136 806 1449 755 1530 1089 951 1484 386 1363 815 948 1407 672 1533 1142 274 798 1192 800 178 427 462 1391 996 1062 871 935 1401 1059 366 540 652 701 1001 1459 640