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The Family Tree of Names

What’s in a name? When we are born our names are created on a bracelet around our wrist. When we die, it is carved in stone and claims a place to dwell forever. The first words we utter as infants are mama and dada. The first words we learn to write are our names. We design and define our names even though they were chosen not by us. When we sign our correspondence, or a binding legal document, we sign our names. We could be lost in a crowd of hundreds, and found, when we hear our own name.