Methuselah lived 969 years and he kept the same name for all of them. Genesis 5v27
Jacob was given the name Israel after wrestling with God. Genesis 32v27&28
Paul was originally called Saul, he changed his name when the church in Antioch sent him out
on his first missionary journey to preach the gospel. Acts 13v9
Eve was originally named ‘Woman’ Genesis 2v23, but after they
ate the fruit from the tree Adam gave her the name Eve. Genesis 3v20
David changed from a shepherd boy to a King, but he didn't change his name. 2Samuel 7v8
Mark, wrote the Gospel ‘Mark’ and traveled with Paul, he was also known as John. Acts 15v37
Abraham was originally called Abram. God changed his name when he made a promise to Abraham. Genesis 17v1-5
Isaiah only had the one name, but he did give a prophecy about the birth of Jesus and then names people would call him. Isaiah 7v14
Peter was known as Simon before he met Jesus, John 1v42. The name Peter means ‘Rock’
and Jesus gave him this name because he would be the rock on which the church would be built on. Matthew 16v18
When Cornelius, the Roman centurion, became a Christian it marked a wonderful change, anyone could become
a Christian, you didn't have to be a Jew. Even with this momentous change, Cornelius didn't change his name.
There were two followers of Jesus called Philip, one was a disciple (John 1v43–46) the other
an evangelist Acts 8. Neither of them changed their name, which is a shame, because it is easy to mix
them up as the both around at the same time.
Sarah was given her name by God. He told her that she would no longer be called Sarai and that she would have
a child, even though she was very old.
Barnabus was from Cyprus where he had the name Joseph. His name was changed by the apostles to Barnabus
which means “son of encouragement”. Acts 4v36&37
Daniel was given the Babylonian name of ‘Belteshazzar’ by King Nebuchadnezzar Daniel 1v7, but
we know him by his Jewish name unlike his friends—Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego—who are remembered by their Babylonian names.
Isaac was given his name by God before he was born so he didn't have a name change. Genesis 17v19
Benjamin's mother, Rachel died just after he was born. The last thing she did was name him Ben-oni,
(which means—Son of my sorrow) but his father called him Benjamin.