What’s in a name??
The very first thing we use to introduce ourselves is by a “...“called name. One might not get deep into one’s name except than knowing the meaning (as I think). The most that a person can do is ask their parents about their name, what it means and how did it come to their mind. And so does the name become an integral part of everyone’s lives.
Name!? It’s just a name. What’s in the name? We all consider it as a “...” to call others which specifically define their identity. An individual identity which no one can ever steal. Keeping aside the forging things, it surely defines one’s own specific identity.
Why am I writing about name? Some might even get a question. It was just a random thought which I had been having since ages, when I used to imagine myself with some other name. For me roughly more than a fifty percentage of what you are is depended on your name. I may not be right. But you can sure assess me after reading the complete post. So here goes my theory....
I looked up the meaning of a name in the dictionary which says ‘a name is a word or a set of words by which someone or something is known. So true. No doubt in this aspect, as a dictionary can never be wrong.
Why is that sometimes parents take a long time to name a child and some do it instantly which comes to their minds and which they thing sounds good or say matches with their names or something like that. I would rather say that everything that you are is because of your name. If not on a whole say a rough figure of 40 to 60. The very bit of you is implied directly in your name. Confused?? How?? I will make it clear.
You must be probably studying, or doing a job or say house-keeping. Consider any profession of your like/interest. And you must be named some ‘ABC DEF’ or fill it up with you name. Now fill the same name by something else say “ZYX WVU” or anything you may like depending upon your interest or your favourite name. Now roll back the time, to the past, to the very beginning, with your new name. What do you see? I am talking about creating an illusion in your mind and let imagination do its work by using your new name. Is it the same or did you find any difference? Starting with the nick name, the name by which you are called at home, at school, at college and at office. The sitting arrangement in the examinations would have been different, so you have not got a good one sitting in front/ behind you to help during the exam[:P]. The alphabetical order might have given you a big leap o the very first name or it may kick you back to the last. The batch of friends at school, the neighbours and the friends at play might have been different.
Then comes your signature. The name in the bank account, the passport, driving license, etc. Everything. And you must be wondering something else about this moment rather some other thought then you would be actually doing. And moreover you won’t be reading this blog/post, because by then my name would have been different and I wouldn’t have got such a silly thought.
If you still think that there is nothing in a name and everything would have been the same that it is now please to comment to validate your opinions to break my theory [:P].