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Excerpt from an October 2018 General Conference address by Russell M.Nelson: 1

And if we allowed nicknames to be used and adopt or even sponsor those nicknames ourselves, he is offended. What’s in a name? Or in this case a nickname. When it comes to nicknames of the church, such as LDS Church, the Mormon Church or the Church of the Latter-day Saints, the most glaring omission is the absence of the saviors name.

To remove the Lord’s name from the Lord’s church is a major victory for Satan.

Excerpt from an October 1990 General Conference address by Gordon B. Hinckley: 2

His statement intrigued me—Mormon means “more good.” I knew, of course, that “more good” was not a derivative of the word Mormon. I had studied both Latin and Greek, and I knew that English is derived in some measure from those two languages and that the words more good are not a cognate of the word Mormon. But his was a positive attitude based on an interesting perception. And, as we all know, our lives are guided in large measure by our perceptions. Ever since, when I have seen the word Mormon used in the media to describe us—in a newspaper or a magazine or book or whatever—there flashes into my mind his statement, which has become my motto: Mormon means “more good.”

We may not be able to change the nickname, but we can make it shine with added luster.

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1. October 2018 General Conference address by Russell M.Nelson – https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2018/10/media/session_4_talk_11/5845645176001?lang=eng
2. October 1990 General Conference address by Gordon B. Hinckley – https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1990/10/mormon-should-mean-more-good?lang=eng