Reflective Essay: Why I Choose My Name

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“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”-stated Coco Chanel. I have always admired this whole idea of being different and having an unique identity. The thing that I never really comprehended was that I was born different, not by just my looks but by my name. Giving a name to a child that you’re seeing for the first time, and you have no idea what their personality will be, has to be a frustrating, exciting challenge. The most stressful part is that you’re reliable for your child 's identity and difference.
However stressful naming a child may be, my parents were ready and willing to take on this challenge with an open mind. They started their search for the perfect name with the traditional book full of words that could be seen as names. They searched and searched but couldn 't come to a consensus. My dad wanted to give me the name of Zelda, it had no significance whatsoever, but he just thought it would be funny. “Your mom wanted something traditional and I wanted something that
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I thought that knowing the definition would help find my character, but I feel even more perplexed. They say that you are your own worst critic, and I guess they are actually right. I don 't feel like I fit my name. I don 't resemble the picture of grace or favor. I know for a fact that my name and personality have no correlation, mostly due to the fact that I trip on stairs, wake up looking like I’m half dead, and can’t text and walk at the same time. Needless to say, my identity and name comes strictly from my parents name. I feel as though in some way this is a good thing. I don 't have to worry about stereotypes of my name I get to redefine the name Anna. I don 't really know how to do that though. I started my redefining by doing a little research. Instead of starting with the obvious search which is my name I started with my birthday, May

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