What does your name mean to your life? Why do you have the name you have? Does your name fit the life you’ve built for yourself? A name, like any other word, is just a series of letters; a few vowels, consonants, syllables. But there’s more to it than that. Our names mark us in so many ways. Jhumpa Lahiri, author of the book and movie, The Namesake, says that “the name is the one word in the world that represents who we are. Yet it’s not something we chose for ourselves.” Most names have a story; one with many chapters. There is the chapter about where your name came from, and another one about how it was used by other kids on the playground to torment you. There’s probably another chapter about how your name has grown in and out of favor over time. Our names are threaded into our identity and travel with us throughout our lives. This blog is all about names, our life’s label.
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