Jesus' real name, if you wanted to translate it by the same rules as has been done with other people who had that name in the Bible, is Joshua.
The trouble is that Jesus' message is largely misunderstood. People get tied up in obedience and the Hell-and-Damnation, self-righteous preaching style of modern evangelists. They tend to think that this is what Christianity is about, and you're most certainly right-- if Christ were to walk among us today in the way that he walked among the Romans, he'd be flipping tables at a great deal of American churches, just as he did with the Pharisees. Occasionally though, you do encounter a congregation that gets it right-- where they understand that Jesus' message had to do with love. That God loves us, and that we should show our love for Him, by loving eachother. Even Christ's sacrifice is misunderstood; people compare it to the Jews sacrificing doves and lambs to God, but really it's more like Abraham sacrificing his son to God; except that in Jesus' case, the roles are reversed. We didn't sacrifice God's son to God, but God sacrificed His son to us. That's what people don't get. The whole point of the thing is that we are more important to Him than anything else, including His own flesh.
Does that sound more like something you might be able to get into?