Free Associating Scripture: Name As Protection And Gift

hebrew textToday I read Psalm 54 and the first verse (after the introduction about David) struck me as odd:

O God, save me by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.

I can’t help wonder if this is related to the Aaronic benediction:

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,

The LORD bless you and keep you;
the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

“So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”

Was David intending to remind God that he bore His Name? Was he appealing to that fact as a basis for his protection?

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