Reader Michael Zorn offers the following paraphrase of Isaiah 8:3:
The Almighty: Isaiah! You’re doing a pretty good job down there. Keep
the good work. Meantime, you’re going to have a son.
Isaiah: Oh, thank you, LORD. This is a joy for me, and for my wife,
too. We’re both very happy.
The Almighty: His name is going to be Mahershalalhashbaz.
The name, loosely translated, seems to mean “Assyria is going to get its
butt kicked, and pretty soon, too”. Astoundingly, there are actual people
with this name, including a current TV actor, Mr Mahershalalhashbaz Ali.