I named my son after two people, my father (John) and Jonathan of the Old Testament, Saul’s son. I wanted honor my father and give my son a name that has great importance to me. Jonathan, Saul’s son and David’s best friend, defied his own father when it became apparent that Saul was operating counter to God’s will. I desire for my own son’s commitment to God to supersede my own. It is my fervent hope that, like Jonathan of old, my son would stand against me should I begin to move counter to God’s will.
It wasn’t until later I learned the actual meaning behind Jonathan’s name.