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A Rose by Any Other Name…

Disclaimer: Any names used in this article are purely examples and chosen at random, they should not be taken personally or offensively. Becky.


Do our names make us? At one point or another in our lives we have we looked at someone and thought “they don’t look like a Barry.” How does one look like a name? 

The same goes for if we had grown up with Angela, who you couldn’t STAND, she annoyed you and you would rather pull out your own teeth than endure a conversation with her, we may have preconceived ideas if we picked up the phone and the person on the other end said, “Hello, I’m Angela.” Even though we knew it wasnt that person, we may get a little shudder.

Another example could be if we’d had a long-term loving relationship with Marcus, and it ended badly. What if we met someone else a few years later, he was perfect for us, and he was called – wait for it – Marcus?

For me, that would be difficult at first. But just because they share the same name doesn’t mean they are the same in character. It would probably be hard to adjust to the change.

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