What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” 
― William ShakespeareRomeo and Juliet

Some of the characters in “The Red String” have names with a deeper meaning. In many cultures, the origin of a person’s name is a story in itself. Take a minute and look up your name’s origin. Where did it originate from? What does it mean? Maybe your parents can share with you the story behind exactly why they named you “Maximus Longfellow,” followed by a grand apology… Maybe there’s an interesting story surrounding someone who shares your name.

But, dear soul, a name is just a name. It’s your choices, personality, and actions that make you who you are! Whether your name means “of the forest” or “divine”- you are a unique person.

You’re the only you there is.

Try this site to begin your search- http://www.babynames.com/

List of titles of works based on Shakespearean...

List of titles of works based on Shakespearean phrases (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


2 thoughts on “What’s in a name?

    • In some cases, yes, they are illustrative. In those cases, the names and their meanings are discussed and brought to light for the reader’s sake. For example, one character’s name is actually not the one he goes by. His mother gave him a traditional Chinese name that means “bright, good”, but he never went by this name. This all plays into his character development. Thanks for asking, El Guapo!


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