One of my favorite aspects of writing a Dictionary of Christianese is that I get to learn so much about the history of the church, especially the relatively recent history of the past 100 to 200 years.
If your name became a Christianese expression, what might it refer to? Is there a quality or attribute about you that you would want to be remembered by? See especially the 1800 and 1998 citations below to see why this bit of Christian culture history always brings a smile to my face.
I have a loud laugh—maybe I could be “Chuckling Tim.” But I hope I am generally remembered as a joyful, happy person.
Two interesting Christianese terms from the streets are Jerusalem Slim and Nazareth Blacky, both of which are tramp-style nicknames for Jesus.