9th April, 2018 will be.. Name Yourself Day
April 9 is Name Yourself Day. As you go on your life tends to face a lot of changes no matter whether they are in your clothing styles, your friend’s gatherings, your movie collections or even your personality, this all changes with the pace of time. Then why not to think about changing your name if you are unsatisfied with it? If you’ve got a name which isn’t matching your personality, or that name is making your introduction to others a bit humorous then think about changing your name on this day and enjoy being called by your favourite name.
Why change your name?
There might be some reasons for changing the name. Few of them are below:
- A name which presents you as a transgender. Change it by your gender identification (g., Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner)
- To secure yourself from a person who is stalking or harassing you
- To change your surname by your hobby or achievement (g., if Henry Schifberg is a lizard lover then he can change to Henry Lizardlover)
- To change a frivolous name which your parents had given on your birth (g., Mikey Maus to Marcus Maus)
- To represent dissociation from a former religion (g., Michael Martin to Muhammad Abdullah)
- To part one’s self from any infamous person (g., Michael Jackson to Michael Martin)
- To show dissociation from the family black sheep, e., Adolf Hitler’s relatives
- For commercial sponsorships (g., Jimmy White to Jimmy Brown for HP Brown Sauce)
- To show any protest or activism (Jennifer Taylor to Jennifer Save The Forests)
- To make your name appear more attractively catching the attention of others which might result in increasing your success
These are, and many other aspects can be behind taking advantage of this day.
Name Changing In Religions
Some religions also practice the manner of changing names :
Converting to Islam faith may tend you to select a new name for yourself, although this practice is not necessary but for uncertain reasons like if the name is representing your unIslamic (e.g., Christopher or Ganesh). In history we have seen a lot of examples of famous people converting their names for Islamic Identity like the Boxer Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali, Cat Steven changes his identity to Yusuf Islam Malcolm’s Little adopted his name of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, while Dave Chappelle chose to stay at his name.
It has been a Christian practice since history to adopt a name on baptism or confirmation. The customary practice of a person entering a religious institute adopt the name in religion is observed in Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics. The monastics of Eastern Orthodox are usually given the name of a prophet or a saint. Popes adopt a papal name by their office like Jorge M. Bergoglio changed his name to Francis.
So, if you have this problem then don’t hesitate to take advantage of this day and change your name by your own choice.
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