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What more perfect name for a baby boy? So beautiful.
REALLY? Someone would really use this on a child? ...Just plain cruel!!!!! Everyone knows this is synonymous with the devil. Why would you do that to a child????
"...More like WHY did the Christian religion butcher such a beautiful name?"
The Christian religion is where the name came from you dimwit. I suppose Beelzebub is also a beautiful name?
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I'm naming my son Lucifer Ayers.
Many people may be offended by the name, since Lucifer is conventially considered a synonym for the devil. (Personally I am not, but it seems like a lot of weight to put on a child).
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to avoid bullying maybe if you love the name but don't want to cauz him pain name him lucifer and call him luc or luke as a nickname.
- Meanings and history of the name Lucifer: | Edit
In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the name given to the morning star (the star we now know by another Roman name, Venus). The morning star appears in the heavens just before dawn, heralding the rising sun. The name derives from the Latin term lucem ferre, bringer, or bearer, of light." In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylonian king before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn." The name evokes the golden glitter of a proud king's dress and court (much as his personal splendor earned for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, "The Sun King").
The scholars authorized by ... King James I to translate the Bible into current English did not use the original Hebrew texts, but used versions translated ... largely by St. Jerome in the fourth century. Jerome had mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, "Day star, son of the Dawn," as "Lucifer," and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place. Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell. Theologians, writers, and poets interwove the myth with the doctrine of the Fall, and in Christian tradition Lucifer is now the same as Satan, the Devil, and --- ironically --- the Prince of Darkness.
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The Dutch word for "match" is "lucifer," from the Latin meaning of Lucifer which is "Light-Bringer."
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In the Disney adaption of Cinderella, the film features a black and white cat named Lucifer whose ears take on the shape of devil horns whenever he grins. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG features a card known as Fallen Nurse Angel Reficule (Lucifer spelt backwards, but with an E place at the end to make it less offensive in the English version). The demon is depicted as female and covered in bandages while sickles are shown in her hair.