A Name

When I was born my name was Timothy Joe Hakanson. And yes, my first name is a bible name… this is why the 2 greatest books in the Bible are 1st and 2nd Timothy!

My mother remarried a wonderful man when I was 6 and he later adopted me and my sister. My name was changed to Timothy Joe Gibson. In pre-school everyone called me Timmy, expect my Grandfather (Papa) who called me Timbo, actually still calls me that. I was too old for Timmy by Kindergarten, after which I demanded everyone call me by my adult name, Tim Gibson.

I went by the name Tim Gibson up through high school, though when I graduated high school I was somewhat mature and secure enough to entertain my fond childhood name, Timmy. And by the time I was a sophomore in college I had made the mature/secure leap back to Timmy.

I laugh many times when I introduce myself to people… “Hi, I am Timmy”, “Hi, did you say Tim or …?” “Yes I really go by Timmy”, “oh, Tim-my, gotcha” … then there's an uncomfortable gaze.

So, what does your name mean?

Timothy Honoured by God "Greek"

You are highly perceptive and intuitive with a wonderful imagination and the ability to manifest your dreams in reality. You are able to create joy, security and harmony for yourself and in the lives of others by the support and dedication which you give. Often the centre of influence people admire your fine qualities and follow your example. Much happiness is gained through your willingness to serve good causes.