My son is named Malachai and I love the name. It's Hebrew and means messenger. I'm aware that in the Bible it is spelled Malachi but when I filled out the birth certificate I was sleep deprived . I also just thought it looked better spelled that way. The worst part about the misspelling is that his name is often mispronounced "Ma-lah-chi".
I still haven't seen any of the "Children of the Corn" movies but I am aware of what the movies are about, so I understand why people would ask. I can't remember the last time I ran across a Jezebel, Salome or Judas. These characters are notorious and have a negative image. No one wants a name with a negative image.
When I was pregnant with my second baby, my husband and I started with a list which we narrowed down systematically. Eventually, we came up with our choice. We did debate with family members about a middle name and in the form of compromise ended up saddling my second born with two middle names. It's done quite a bit but honestly, when was the last time you saw a form with space for two middle names!
A name is a very important intimate thing. Our parents take great thought and care when choosing one. Our name belongs to us and is intimate. I'm Stacey Terrial by the way!