Matthew McConaughey Shares the Biblical Significance of Son's Name

August 02, 2017Aug 02, 2017

What's in a name? A lot, to God. All along the Bible, we see God choosing people's name, aligning it with their identity and purpose. Actor Matthew McConaughey shared in a recent interview the amazing way God confirmed what he and his wife, Camila Alves, should name their son. 

McConaughey says he and his wife had a few options in their mind for their son's name but hadn't settled on one. "Levi's another name for Matthew in the Bible," McConaughey told "Good Morning America" host Michael Strahan. "We had talked about possibly Matthew, Jr. if he was a boy. And my favorite [verse] in the Bible is Matthew 6:22." Matthew 6:22 says, "If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light." 

It was the exact timing of their son's birth that secured the name for him. "We find out he's a boy when he's born. You're not thinking about the name, right?" shared the actor. "An hour later, the doctor comes up and he hands you that card to fill out: 'Blank was born at 6:22 p.m.' So we went, 'It's Levi.'"

McConaughey is promoting the release of his new film, "The Dark Tower," in which he plays a devil-like character against Idris Elba, shares the Christian Post.  "He's not the devil, but he's the devil impersonated," McConaughey said of his "fun" role.

"The story is I'm trying to bring down this tower that holds the universe together. Idris [Elba] plays The Gunslinger. He's the only man that can keep the tower from falling and the only guy that can kill me. And you gotta go see the movie to see if he does that." The movie opens on Friday. 

Another celebrity couple recently gave birth to a son and also gave him a very strong, biblical name. You can see a fun family photo they just shared together here



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