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The Name Game
By Mary Lynn Bushong
1 What is it that every person has, even if he or she doesn't like it? Give up? It's a name!
2 Sometimes we like our names, and sometimes we'd rather have a different one. Parents often have many reasons for choosing the names they give to their children.
3 Many times, people choose a certain given name because it is common in the family. It's a way of giving an inheritance of history. This is especially true with the names of grandparents or great-grandparents.
4 The names within a family often indicate the family's cultural origins. If your name is Dylan or Ceredwen, it could indicate a Welsh heritage. A name like Sven or Bjorn would point toward a Scandinavian heritage. Names like Bridget or Kenneth are common to Scottish and Irish families.
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