In this episode of FriendsPhoebe has just gotten married and has decided to hyphenate her last name with Mike’s. Only, when she shows up at the name change office, they tell her she can change her name to whatever she wants. So Pheebs gets creative…

The one with princess consuella phoebe


When Mike finds out, he shows Pheebs how insane she is to change her name to Princess Consuela Banana Hammock, but pledge to change his name to Crap Bag. She tries to be supportive and go along with it until…


Phoebe quickly learns that names have meaning. She doesn’t want to call Mike, “Crap Bag,” anymore and she didn’t realize a “Banana Hammock” was a speedo. So she returns to her original plan of hyphenating her last name with Mike’s.

When God called Abram (high father), he changed his name to Abraham which means “father to many.” When God called Sarai (my princess), he changed her name to Sarah which means “lady, princess, noblewoman.” When he called Jacob (holder of the heel), he changed Jacob’s name to Israel which means “God contended.” In Revelation 2:17 NLT, Jesus declares that in Heaven we will receive new names given to us by God.

If names weren’t important, why would God give us new ones for a new life? Just saying.

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