JesusStuart Jones and Tim Hurd Choosing a child’s name is no small task. But for Joseph, other decisions took precedence. When he found Mary was expecting a baby, he had to decide what to do. An angel of the Lord gave Joseph the answer. “Do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20-21 NIV) The name above all names, planned from the beginning—Jesus.