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The Name Game
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.37

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Mosi, infamous, cultural, popularity, muslims, traditional, identify, description, commonly, silversmith, meaning, surname, inheritance, version, indicate, beloved
     content words:    Roman Catholic, Robert Jackson, William Robertson, United States
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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