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What’s In A Name?

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Submitted by: Melinda

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Write a blog in which you tell us something, anything, about either your given names or your blog name(s).

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What’s In A Name?

I’m sure at this point you all know my name is Lauren and if you don’t it’s pretty self-explanatory from my blog name. I have a few different nicknames from the people closest to me, my family calls me “Lee,” but don’t ask me where that came from because I …

the answers you’ve been waiting for

I’m just typing things to build the suspense, this is a blatant attempt at clickbait. Lets hope I can do this correctly lol. Aren’t you guys all so curious as to what answers you’ve been waiting for?? You’ll just have to click to find out, because you’re not gonna know …


For this assignment, I decided to ask myself the timeless Shakespearean question, What’s In A Name? (And the not-so timeless Dave Matthews-ian question, Could I Have Been Anyone Other Than Me?) For this assignment, I had to, “Write a blog in which you tell us something, anything, about either …

What’s In A Name?

As you all know, my name is Morgan. Growing up, I never really had a nickname that stuck; it was always just “Morgan.”

Today, a majority of people I know call me Morgan, but now I can say I have a nickname. My closest friends call me Medio, and yes, …

Things are shaping up to be pretty odd

My first name is sooooo frustrating. It was a hugely popular baby name when I was born. I was never the only Jessica in class at school. I think my mom sort of regrets that. My middle name is Carrie, and I would bet money that it comes from the …

My name Caritat

Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet  17 September 1743 – 28 March 1794), known as Nicolas de Condorcet, was a French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist.  Condorcet descended from the ancient family of Caritat.
My mother always told me we had a famous French name, but …

What’s in a name? Especially my name?

I decided to complete this writing assignment because I never really thought about what my name means to me or why my parents decided to name me what they did. So, I decided to take this assignment in several directions. This assignment has definitely provided me a different perspective on …

What a Square

As will be a theme in my posts, I feel that authenticity is a hallmark of good stories (Seriously, I read non-fiction for fun when I was in elementary school). As a result, I jump at opportunities to explain my actions. As a weird personality quirk, I don’t like talking …

What’s in a Name

This is  2 Star writing assignment was to explain my 1940’s characters name.  This was easy to do, her name just came to me.  Here is my explanation.


What’s in a name?

I chose the name, Isabelle “Red” McIntosh for odd reasons.  My 1940’s character is a librarian who …

Why is Your Name Spelled That Way?

Hello, this is my post for the What’s In a Name Writing Assignment on the ds106 website. I always get a look from people after I spell out my first name for them or a comment like “that’s a pretty way to spell it”, but not many people ask why …

Might as well have named me “Charlie Sheen”

I’m still not sure if my blog is hooked up to the main page, so I am submitting it on here just in case! Sorry!

What’s in a Name?

This is the “What’s in a Name?” writing assignment that is two points. My given name is a part of the url for this blog. My name is Kassia Rivera. My last name is sort of self explanatory. I’m half-Hispanic (specifically Puerto Rican) on my dad’s side so, …

The Title of my Blog isn’t Blog…

For my last writing assignment of the week, I chose “Whats in a Name?“ I am assigned the task of explaining why I named my blog the name I gave it. Surpassing the Dimension of Time is the title of my blog… but why?

Thats why.

I was …

Figure me out

I named my blog The Music of the Night for many reasons. If you are someone who knows Broadway than you know this is a song in Phantom of the Opera. I have grown up around operas, musicals, and plays my whole life. I liked this name because to me …

What is a Roehl-road?

A great blog will never be looked at if it doesn’t have a great title, just like a great book with a boring title will just be tossed aside. For the “What’s in a name?” assignment, I could either tell about my given name, which is incredibly boring, …

The Name Game

What’s in a Name? (2 points)

Well, since I have already explained the name of my blog in my introduction. I will talk about my given name Lauren Elizabeth.

For starters I will say that my name was picked out by my mother years before she had ever even met …

An Unforgettable Name

What’s in a Name?

Your name is with you forever. Whether it’s your first or last. It is what people hear first when you introduce yourself. It is on all of your papers, projects, assignments, mail, accounts, job application, and much more. Some people may not like theirs and want …

Blog Post #2

What’s in a name for ENLG 3241 by Cyrus Mirsajedin

What is in a Name.

Okay so I have always been told that there are not many people named Olivia, which is true until around 1999 when every other person was naming their child, no matter the sex(just kidding) Olivia. However my name is not inspired by Olivia Newton John, Grease the movie, but from …

What’s in a Name?

I choose this assignment because it reminds me of a sixth grade project I had to do. We had to research the meaning of our name and present it in a creative way. Since I’m over the top, I created a rap and a diorama of a countryside with a …

What’s In A Name?

As I look online I search my name Mariah. In the urban dictionary Mariah means the prettiest girl in school, but on ask.com Mariah means a sea of bitterness. My mother told me the reasoning behind the name Mariah is simply the wind. I guess some old folk song …

My Name

Hi! My name is Ghazala. Yes, it’s not a very common name, especially here in Canada. It has an Arabic origin and I was named by my Aunt. In Arabic, my name basically means deer. I have also been told that it means sun. I have grown into my name over the years!

What’s in a Name?

My first name, Helyn, is a different version from my grandma’s name, Helen. My parents thought it was a beautiful name (and yes, I think it is) but it has created some irritation with me over the years. Why? Well, both ways are not pronounced the same. Ah ha! Yes, …

My Name Is Mynheer

This is a story I wrote about my name. It’s is based on a true story mixed with a bit of, “I Wish.” Hopefully you will enjoy my story.

Writing Assignment: What’s In A Name

https://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/whats-in-a-name/ “Write a blog in which you tell us something, anything, about either your given names or your blog name(s).”-Melinda This is a story I wrote about my name. It’s is based on a true story mixed with a bit of, “I Wish.”  Hopefully you will enjoy my story. I’ve always hated my name. Well …

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What’s In A Name?

If you’re reading this post that mean that you had to have at very least passed by the home page of this website, the one with the picture of the Burger King guy. My choice of image for the homepage … Continue reading