Names are just words. They all have meanings, some do not illustrate the person they are with, others do. My full name is Chloe Dell Carman, I think a name is just words given to someone to address them. Names should not impact you as a person. Finding out the definition of your name should not change who you are, if you think a name changed you then you are an imbecile.
Omoro, the father of the new baby, has to take into account the meaning behind the name because of his culture: “By ancient custom, for the next seven days, there was bui a. singic task with which Omoro would seriously occupy himself: the selection of a name for his first born son. It would have to be a name rich with history and with promise, for the people of the tribe—the Mandinkas—believed that a child would develop seven of the characteristics of whomever or whatever he was named for” (Haley 18). Supposedly, the meaning and characteristics of the name given to the baby, will have a great impact of the child's future and personality. Some names have a negative connotation associated with them, that is the case for Pilate’s name in Song of Solomon: “Like a Christ-killing Pilate. You can’t get much worse than that for a name.
Roger Dooley starts by talking about the importance of names. He quotes Dale Carnegie, who says,” Remember that a man’s name is to him the sweetest and most important sound in any language” (Dooley 39). This quote in other words reminds us that hearing your own name can be a
Someone’s name is apart of them and if they are fighting to protect it, it could be because it’s the last shred of dignity they have left, the last piece of their honor. Kunta Kinte from the novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley, refused to give up his name since it was important and names where he came from carried a sense of pride and honor. He didn’t give it up until it was literally beaten out of him. Similarly, in The Crucible, John Proctor Refused to give up his name since he already confessed.
One of the main symbols in Stargirl is the idea of an identity and the attachment of names to that identity. One of the reasons Susan (Stargirl) is ostracized in the beginning of the book is because of the name she chose to identify herself with. Stargirl is an unusual
In the vignette, My Name, Esperanza is at the beginning of this development. She describes her name, which symbolizes the person that she has to be for her family, or the role that her family has put her in. She explains that she was named after her great
Many of the names were chosen from the bible on the day of a child’s birth. Letting God choose a child’s name shows a level of faith in the parents which often results in awkward and weird names. The use of the name, Magdalena called Lena, is similar to the phrasing in the bible in names like Simon called Peter. Toni Morrison put a lot of emphasis into the characters' names in Song of Solomon. The main characters' last name of Dead has a lot of emphasis.
Athena, from the root Athens, is the Greek virgin Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Athena is a interesting goddess who has a peculiar family history, many interesting symbols and representations, and some legendary stories. Athena is the daughter of Zeus and Metis. Zeus had many children, and Athena’s siblings include: Ares, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hermes, and Dionysus. Athena was Zeus’ favorite child.
Growing up, children have nicknames, mine was "lemonade" because when life gave me lemons I made lemonade out of any situation. When I was given this nickname I was unaware of the trials I would later face in life, but as always I made lemonade out of the situations. One of my favorite things to do has always been to challenge myself and push my own limits, physically and academically. When I was 7 years old I asked for a unicycle for Christmas and taught myself to ride it. I've always had a motivation that can be matched by few, and a drive to be unique.
Now that the names have been presented it’s time to connect how the characters' names play a part in knowing the characters' identity opposed from knowing their self. Ms. Morrison made it very clear throughout her novel how identity, and self aren’t the same. Also showing that just because someone has an identity that was formed doesn’t necessarily mean that’s who they have to be, and nor does it mean that one must partake down a certain road. First let's talk about the difference between identity, and self. Identity is what people see you as, and self is what one sees their self as.
As of late names in the work environment have turned into a contention. Raven Simone, a commentator on the 'The View', stated that on the off chance that somebody had an Afrocentric or odd name that she would not contract them taking into account their name. As the discussion came up in the round table dialog, she expressed how somebody with the name 'Watermandraya', would be somebody that she would not contract. She will more than likely apologize for it; be that as it may, there has been reaction from it. There may be a supposition that if a person has an ethnic name they may be seen similar to a particular ethnicity or some may relate them with a specific religion.