What’s in a name?


[vc_row type=”in_container” bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” bottom_padding=”20″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The stuttering sounds from the lips of a teacher often indicate a mispronounced name, but despite the frequent mistakes, some students appreciate the originality behind their unique name:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”5655″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Tu Quyen Nguyen: “It was my given birth name, so I’m proud of it,” Nguyen said. “I don’t get called by that [anymore] because when I was little my family would call me Ban (meaning tiny) and the letter B. So [everyone] just calls me B now.”

Origin: Vietnam

Phonetic pronunciation: ( Too- qoe- yen)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”5656″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Chaewon Kim: “My name was given to me by my dad who is now in Korea, and it means to shine brightly,” Kim said. “I found that it’s kind of hard for other people to pronounce, so I had thoughts of changing it, but I decided that it’s something from my dad so I should keep it.”

Origin: Korea

Phonetic pronunciation: (Chay- won)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”5659″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Ash Holigan: “My legal name is Alyssa, but then my whole family started calling me Ash,” Holigan said. “I think I just didn’t like my name, and names usually go with personalities. Alyssa doesn’t really represent my personality, and Ash does.”

Origin: America

Phonetic pronunciation: (Ash)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”5660″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” bottom_padding=”50″][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Jigar Patel: “I think it’s pretty unique,” Patel said. “Actually, I was supposed to be a girl, and so it was a last-minute name and it means love or heart.”

Origin: India

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