You know my name, and I know yours

Vikneysh Raj G G A
2 min readNov 28, 2022

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“Introduce yourself briefly”

How can you succinctly state all that comes together to make up the bundle of flesh known as ‘you’ in less than a minute? Of course, you would start with your name, right? Everyone would.

Remember the time when you are born. At first, everyone would refer to you, the infant using an impersonal pronoun. As days pass, the new-born needs to be given a name — an asset bestowed upon a human that becomes a lifelong possession. More importantly, giving a child a name is significant because it becomes an integral part of his or her identity.

But trust me, it can really be a struggle to come up with a suitable word or a few words to name a new-born. Choosing the ideal name for a child is arguably something that might cause parents the most anguish. If the name seems more unusual than typical, they tend to draw all kinds of unwelcome attention. Such importance has been given to name you, and that is for you to embrace, not despise.

Majority of us appreciate or like our names as they are and go on, but occasionally people tend to despise their names for apparent reasons. The name may be too traditional, making it awkward for them to say it out loud, or it may be unusually lengthy. They might believe it to be too commonplace or strange. Or it might be due to the fact that it might be prone to bad nicknames. When these people get online, they never use their real name.

If you are one of them, you must understand that who we are is greatly influenced by our name. It is connected by deep personal, cultural, familial, and historical bonds. It also does aid in understanding our identities, the communities to which we belong, and our place in the world.

Your identity is in your name. It is what people use to call you. It is what you know about yourself. It is the Chosen One, an identify that is given to you. Widen your eyes and understand the importance of your name. A name holds so much more than just power, but an identity, culture, and history. A name is just the beginning, the tip of unravelling the story of you.

If you use to hide your identity behind a Western-sounding nickname, then it is time for you to say goodbye to it and embrace your full name.

Learn to love your name, for it is unique, just like you :)

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