what’s in a name?
So, as part of my job, I ask a lot of people their names every day. And their reply can tell you a lot about how someone feels about their name and therefore a lot about them.
If someone smiles and confidently says “Jessica” while staring you straight in the eyes, they must be quite happy about being Jessica. But when:
“Sorry, what was that?”
turns out to be “Brian”, he’s probably not too happy to be Brian. Or, Errerer.
So, try this:
The next time someone asks you for your name, before answering think how you feel about your name. Your relationship to it and it to you.
And then answer, and see what comes out.