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Actually, they might have.  Jesus is considered a prophet in Islam, so it
would make sense that people would be named Isa.

-Stephen (Steg)
 "rabboussamai, fikarrajai
  (something something) hayati..."
     ~ Shakira, "Ojos Así"


On Sat, 15 Dec 2001 14:04:37 -0800 Clint Jackson Baker
<[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Isa is Arabic for Joshua (and hence Jesus, though I'm
> sure his parents likely didn't have that in mind,
> unless he were from an Arab group with a Christian
> population--Lebanese, Egyptian, Palestinian...).
>
> Clint
>
>
> --- Anton Sherwood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Clint Jackson Baker wrote:
> > > Speaking of which, my brother Chris and his twin
> > > Christine were so named because my mom wanted to
> > > name them as close to Jesus as possible without
> > > actually doing it.
> >
> > I once knew an Arab shopkeeper who gave his name
> > variously as Isa or
> > Chris.
> >
> > I also know a Christina Cohen.  ?!
> >
> >
> > --
> > Anton Sherwood  --  http://www.ogre.nu/
>
>
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