The Name: Creed Honor


Creed: I believe the word and name Creed has been hidden in my heart for many years. First as a young Christian, married at the age of 18 and in my early 20’s, the song, Creed, after the Apostle’s Creed, by Rich Mullins became a favorite and still is. In 2014 Hillsong released another version, This I Believe, The Creed, again another favorite. Hearing the truths of the faith proclaimed and sung encourages and blesses – worshipful, and proclaiming the Biblical truths of Christianity. Secondly, in the gospel of Mark, 9:24, the dead boy’s father speaks to Jesus – “I believe; help my unbelief!” So often on my faith journey, I’ve spoken these same words to the Lord… “I believe Lord; but help my unbelief!” The the meaning of the name Creed is “belief; guiding principle; I believe” And lastly, about three years ago I read of a blogging friend naming her son Creed, and instantly put the name at the top of my baby boy name list. When we discovered this pregnancy was our eighth boy, I shared this name idea with the family, and did not receive strong support / feedback. I prayed that the Lord would take away the strong desire away and have me settle on a new name, or change the family. We gathered names: Titus, Asher, Jared, Boaz, Elias, Abram, Ezra, Canaan, Elias and Uriah. Sometime in March, Irv mentioned that Creed was growing on him, and would be a good choice… yay!

Meaning: “belief; guiding principle; I believe”
Origin: Latin credo, “I believe”, from credere ‘to believe’.
Old English creda “article or statement of Christian belief
Creed reached its top rank of #987 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1357. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
1880-1910 last recorded in top 1000, highest in 1884 #713

Video: CREED  originally by Rich Mullins Creed

Video:  This I Believe – The Creed, by Hillsong Worship

Honor: I would have loved to choose two middle names, but that’s not our tradition, and we felt should stick to it. In the runnings were Asher, Jared, Berean, Courage, Truth, Warrior, Zeal and Honor. I loved Honor, Asher (8th son of Jacob), and Jared (my awesome brother) – all for different reasons. Honor is something I have purposed to teach and raise my sons to be, men or honor. I read an excellent parenting book on honor, many years ago, and made a teaching sheet to keep in my “Mama Time” flip charts for school. Honor: Treating People as special; Doing more that what’s expected; and Having a good attitude. Also, when discussing middle names with Hunter last month, he commented, “Mom, I’d love to have a middle name like Honor, I’d want to live up to it.” I hope and pray Creed will live to be a man of honor, love and honor God and glorify Him with his life.

  • My definition- Honor:  1. Treating People as special; 2. Doing more that what’s expected; and 3. Having a good attitude
  • high respect; esteem.
  • To honour a promise or agreement is to do what you said you would
  • a privilege.
  • fulfill (an obligation) or keep (an agreement).
  • respect that is given to someone who is admired
  • good reputation : good quality or character as judged by other people
  • high moral standards of behavior
  • chastity, purity, fought fiercely for her honor and her life
  • a keen sense of ethical conduct :  integrity “a man of honor”
  • Synonyms 1. probity, uprightness. Honor, honesty, integrity, sincerity refer to the highest moral principles and the absence of deceit or fraud. Honor denotes a fine sense of, and a strict conformity to, what is considered morally right or due: a high sense of honor; on one’s honor. Honesty denotes the presence of probity and particularly the absence of deceit or fraud,

The gift of Salisbaby#9, astounds my heart.  10 years ago, I buried Tucker White Salisbury just before his third birthday.  Traumatic and awful.  That spring 2006, I vividly recall walking down Watson Hulburt Road, one early morning, headed down the hill before the Otto’s driveway – raising my hands in worship and strolling along in conversation with the Lord.  I don’t remember what I was praying about – but I clearly remember the Holy Spirit filling my heart with the words – “I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,” (Joel 2:25).  I didn’t have an expectation, nor did I have any idea what such words meant, but I knew God was telling me He was taking care of everything.  And today, this I do know: the Lord has been so greatly faithful to me.  Great Is His Faithfulness, and I can’t help but praise Him for this miraculous birth of Creed Honor, my eighth son and ninth baby, and know it is Him again restoring unto me that which was stolen, and for this grace, I don’t deserve.


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