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5Q :: Baby on board? Need a name? Get biblical!

In the fall of '03, Proctor resident David Brown became severely disabled when a drunk driver rear-ended his vehicle. While he sustained numerous permanent injuries that fateful night, the crash did have a silver lining: "A is for Adam, E is for Eve.

"A is for Adam, E is for Eve"
David Brown's "A is for Adam, E is for Eve: A Biblical Guide for Naming Your Child" will be officially released in September by Tate Publishing, a Christian-based organization out of Oklahoma. Submitted art

In the fall of '03, Proctor resident David Brown became severely disabled when a drunk driver rear-ended his vehicle.

While he sustained numerous permanent injuries that fateful night, the crash did have a silver lining: "A is for Adam, E is for Eve."

Brown's book, a name guide for folks with babies on the way, is the result of a great many hours spent at home recovering from said incident.

Better yet, the long-in-the-works project -- at least three years of steady work, Brown said -- already has a presence online thanks to Tate, a burgeoning Christian publishing house in Oklahoma.

To celebrate Brown's good fortune, we bothered the all-too-affable Proctorian for a tick:

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Budgeteer: What inspired you to write this book?

Brown: I've heard of some people who picked really unusual names for their children.

These names are ripe for teasing, and I wanted to make a guide to help parents choose an inspired name -- not just another baby name book consisting of "Who can come up with the longest list of names?"

Besides, I had nothing but time while recovering.

Have you always been interested in Bible names?

Yes, I think it's important to choose a good namesake -- and who better than some of the most famous people of all time?

Can you give us a quick example -- like, what is the meaning behind your name?

... "The greatest king of Israel, David slew Goliath as a youth and had many personas, including warrior, faithful friend, musician, rebel, shepherd and model king.

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"His flaw was his lust for women and the adultery he caused by it."

Do you have any ideas in mind for your next project, or do you want to take some time off from writing?

I'd like to write some Bible studies covering many topics; however, nothing is set in stone at this time.

I understand this might be a difficult question, but: What were you doing the night you were struck by a drunk driver?

I was driving home from a movie around 11:30 p.m. Ironically, I was only two miles from my home. I guess I'm included in the "most accidents occur near your home" statistic now.

Finally, on a lighter note, typical desert-island scenario ... which five books are you taking with you?

A whole lot more than five, which is why the plane was overloaded and had to land on the island in the first place: The Bible, Raymond E. Feist's entire collection concerning Midkemia and Kelewan, Terry Goodkind's "The Sword of Truth" series, L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s "The Saga of Recluce" series and Stephen R. Donaldson's "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever," series one and two.

Unfortunately, I'd still have to leave a few of my favorite authors behind ... [though] I suppose a survival guide would have been a better choice.

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NEWS TO USE
David Brown will sign pre-release copies of his first book, "A is for Adam, E is for Eve: A Biblical Guide for Naming Your Child," from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at The Coffee Den in Proctor. Books will be $10 and include a free audio book download.

David Brown
Proctor-area Christian author David Brown. Submitted photo

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