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Alex Geary Mrs Riccio November 17, 2016 In our world, there is a wide variety of names. Some are common, while others are less common. Our names don’t solely define who we are, but they may help us figure out our identities. It’s interesting to learn about the origin of our names and famous people who bear our names. Names come from all over the world and that’s why they are so unique. Many names are affiliated with specific ethnicities and cultures. There’s always some kind of story behind one’s name and it’s interesting to learn about them. My name is Alexander Thomas Geary. Alexander means “defender of men”. The name Thomas means “twin”. The name Geary derives from the Greek word “Gari”, which means “spear”. My name has an interesting effect on my life. I was born on September 2, 1999. My mother gave birth to me a minute later than my twin brother, Benjamin. My father’s name is Thomas Forrest Geary III and he was named after his father. My parents thought it wouldn’t be fair to us if we were both named after my father, so they thought of different names. They wanted names that were long that could also be shortened and so we were named Alexander and Benjamin. My parents wanted their boys to be named after

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