Gideon has a good point about the meaning of words. And Selah is a perfect example of his point. I did some research about Selah some time ago and there is no agreement on what it means. Nobody knows for sure, it is just a matter of how people interpret it. Some people say it has a meaning like Amen. Some say the meaning is the way Empress Gong reasons, giving emphasis and weight to what was said before. Some say it is a musical term, but they don't know what exactly it is directing the music to do. And I know some RasTafarI people who say it means Selassie I.
I don't really care what name people call themself. The only name that I don't think everybody should call themself is RasTafarI, Haile Selassie I, or Christian, because as I mentioned before, I see those names as belonging to those that live by the example and words of who they call theirselves. And also to those that are truly trodding in the path towards Jah, and Jah spirit is seen in them; but who still have some foolishness to remove. This second type includes myself and most other RasTafarI people.
Otherwise, it doesn't matter to I. Some words that have a certain meaning in one language, have a different meaning in another. I went to Cuba recently, and I learned about some words that sound like they would mean one thing because of the similarity to an English word, but they meant something completely different.
Livity is more important than names, so don't trouble yourself over names Ras Elijah, blaze Fire on yourself to correct your ways and that will be much more pleasing to Jah. And when I tell the I to blaze Fire, it is not in reference to your reasoning about names or any other personal reference. It is just what I see as the best thing to do for all people who want to Live unto Jah. And I continually blaze Fire on Iself, and I won't stop until there is nothing left that needs to burn.
Haile Selassie I