A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 15, 2022
“Our Father, who art in heaven, Howard be thy name…” (Lord’s Prayer mondegreen)

“Our Father, who art in heaven, Harold be thy name…” is a similar mondegreen.


Wikipedia: Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer, also called the Our Father (Latin: Pater Noster), is a central Christian prayer which, according to the New Testament, Jesus taught as the way to pray: ...
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Matthew 6:9-13 (NRSV)
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.

OCLC WorldCat record
“Howard" be thy name
Author: Peg Keeler
Publisher: [Waterloo, Ont.? : P. Keeler], ©1996.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Howard be thy name
Author: James O Harris
Publisher: Dayton, Ohio : Permanent Press Ink ; Otsego, MI : [Printed by] PageFree Publishing, ©2005.
Edition/Format: Print book : Biography : English

Google Books
Mondegreens:
A Book of Mishearings
By J. A. Wines
London, UK: Michael O’Mara Books Limited
2012
Pg. ?:
‘Our Father, who art in Heaven’ ‘Our Father, which art in Heaven, Allah be thy name’
‘Our Father, which art in Heaven, Harold be thy name’
‘Our Father, who art in Heaven, that will be my name’
‘Our Father, who art in Heaven, Howard be thy name’

NBC.com—Today
‘Howard be thy name’ is this little girl’s prayer
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The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most central ones for Christians, but one little girl hears it just a little bit differently than the rest of us. TODAY’s Hoda Kotb has your Morning Boost.
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Her: What’s God’s name?
Me: Howard.
Her: How do you know His name’s Howard?
Me:  Our Father, who art in Heaven, Howard be thy name…
6:59 PM · May 15, 2022·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
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