rj6 - Laura Simon Mr. Burns Eng110-031 2/12/07 Whats in a...

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Laura Simon Mr. Burns Eng110-031 2/12/07 What’s in a Name? A name is a personal and powerful designation of who a person is. It is a form of identity and is a sound that is responded to when called. Names are typically given at birth and require much thought and consideration by the parents of the born/unborn child. A name can be given in memorial of a dead loved one or friend. It can even be picked out of a popular name book or just be a name that the parent(s) of the child have always liked. Regardless, a name forms an identity that is stuck with individuals until they die. However, there is always an option of changing a name when married or if a person does not like the name that is given to him/her. When a name is changed, the identity of that person is changed as well. Adding titles in front of or behind names also changes the meaning of the name and the person’s status as well. Titles that go with names either in front of or after, tell the status of the person. Titles such as Mrs, Mr., Master, Ms., and Miss all show marital status. Mrs. is usually what married women are called when they take on the name of their husbands. Ms. is what women who do not
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