"Honey, I think I will call him Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz."
"But, Isaiah, what does that mean?"
"Oh, i think the Lord said something like, "Quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil.""
"Well, that is an odd name. What does it imply?"
"Before little Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz can say mommy or daddy, the wealth of Damascus and Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria."
"Isaiah, dear, I am not sure I like that idea for a name."
"Well, my wonderful wife and prophetess, we are to be examples of faith for the children of Israel."
"Can we at least give Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz a shorter nickname like Masher or Baz or somthing?"
"We will work on it, dear. We will work on it."
-an adaptation of Isaiah 8