Have You Ever Wanted To Rename Yourself?

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April 9, 2013 ‐ By madamenoire
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From Your Tango

Have you ever secretly wanted to try on a different name for size? Would a new name give you a different identity or a different feeling about yourself? Sophia instead of Blueberry, perhaps? If you could, what name would you choose? If you like the idea of stepping into the shoes of a new name, then you’re going to get your chance on April 9, National Name Yourself Day. Of course, you only get to do it for 24 hours but there are no strings attached and no red tape.

Here’s why I ‘m thinking I might give it a try.
My mother had the fabulous idea to give me a beautiful name with initials that spelled DEW, the first precious source of water and nourishment on a fresh new day. Birth. Renewals. New Beginnings. There is something magical to me about dew. I identify with it. I love the coolness of it and the gloriously stunning macro photos of dewdrops. I collect the legends of people gathering dew in the fields before sunrise. I have imagined gently whisking dewdrops into the palm of my hand  and trickling them into a beautiful vial hanging on a long artisan chain around my neck. DEW.

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  • Ms. Kameria

    I absolutely love my name. My first name is only four letters, easy to pronounce, and no other black girl has it (none that I know anyway lol). I feel that by my grandmother naming me, she somewhat saved me….from having to be named “shaliqa, shanequa, keyshana” or anyother name with ALL of the letters of the alphabet, or just another brittany or ashley.

    • Thankful

      I feel the same way. My sister and rarely get along because she still can’t get over the fact I’m the baby of the family but the one thing I love her for is giving my name because the names my mom was thinking about giving me makes me cringe.

  • Keisha Samoht

    I like the name Ava Dawn ______ (insert any last name). Lately i have really wondered what if that were my name… hmm.

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  • sabrina

    Nah, I like my name. If anything, I’ll just name my daughter a name I would’ve liked for myself.

  • Akiko

    Not really. Sometimes I have felt that I should change the spelling of name because most Black people pronounce it wrong even though it is only four letters.

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