Having a meaningful name is a gift that anybody can’t have. Most of the parents name their child

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Having a meaningful name is a gift that anybody can’t have. Most of the parents name their child with expectations of what the child would become, and usually the names they choose have great meanings. But does that mean there is absolutely no problem how the name is pronounced or spelled? Names usually have big impact on first impression when the person is being introduced, which may be very important. I believe that names are powerful piece of who we are and a symbol we live with for the rest of our lives so it shouldn’t be easily chosen; however, names shouldn’t be what we live up to. Naming your children with good intention is not to be blamed, but you also need to consider if your child would be comfortable with the name.…show more content…
They don’t live the same life as the ones with the same name; only because your name is “George Washington” or “Michael Jackson,” you can’t live as them and people don’t expect you to be the President of America or become a legend as a musician. When I naturalized I changed my name to Lydia; I wanted a name from the Bible that was meaningful and sounded pretty. In the Bible, Lydia, meaning a noble person, was born during the first century in Thyatira, a town in Asia Minor that was famous for its dye works. She was a seller of purple dye, which was seen as rich and royal, and she was a woman of hospitality, a woman of faith. It looks like Lydia was a businesswoman who worshiped God, but I am very far from who she was. Having my own business is the last thing I want to do and I don’t think I can be described as a woman of faith, but I am completely satisfied of who I am and I have no pressure of trying to be the person I cannot be. Even though I have chosen my own name and I am satisfied with it, sometimes I regret that I should have chosen the name that describes what I like. If I knew that I would be so far from the religion, I wouldn’t have named myself Lydia. I love the name “Raina” and I used this as my graffiti tag because I like the meaning of “queen,” and I love rain. I moved from California to Seattle only because of the rainy weather, which explains how much I love

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