I do have a hard time imagining someone saying, “Hey, what’s up, Philologus?” It doesn’t have the same ring as Timmy or Johnny. (Probably wasn’t long before someone just called him Gus.)
But a search for his name in a Greek Lexicon captivated me.
It says the name comes from two Greek words: Philo and logus. Basically it means Lover of the word.
Here at The Ponderers, we’re all Lovers of the word—in more ways than one. Yes, we love the Word of God and often find ourselves deep in its pages for instruction, comfort, and inspiration.
When we find the perfect word for our sentence, it can actually make us giddy. Or make us teary-eyed. (Okay, I admit it. I’ve cried over some of my scenes.)
We chose the name The Ponderers for our group in a bit of fun rebellion when Susie told us not to have our characters pondering all the time.
But we could have called ourselves The Word Lovers. Or The Philologus Ladies—except that sounds weird, and we’re really not that strange.
Most of the time.
Tell us if you identify with Philologus. Or would your momma ever call you such a name?