It seems ‘names’ are not that important to Shakespeare but then, indulging into a recent conversation with my maths teacher I got a different perspective as to how our names may play an important role in our lives. It was a fascinating idea that he shared about which I decided to think and write.
As soon as we enter this event called ‘life’ , certainly we are burdened with expectations. “What should we name our child?” It is funny how few people decide on a name even before they know they are having a kid. Considering how our names are derived out of gods, goddesses or out of depth and thought; it becomes our identity after all. Like after a day or two here at earth you will be a god that you barely even know about.
When you are named, you are expected to be like an idea or be like some thing or some one. It is hard to even think what responsibilities may come with a name. If my name means ‘God’s Gift’ , then I must feel that yes, I am a blessing to people who have me. Think of your name, what it means, where does it come from and think have you been on the path of accomplishing your name?
It may turn out that your name means nothing but then I believe that there has to be a root to any name. It may be a combination of two people in love or it may belong to some alien language. There has to be a reason to your name.
Maybe someday your name would be recognized by you and not you by your name. Maybe someday your name would not mean the meaning of your name but would mean you yourself.
And what if your name is your destiny? Or maybe it is to accomplish your name that you are here on this earth?
Comment what your name is and what it means. Do let me know how far you have come to accomplish your name?
(Honestly, I am way too far.)