What’s in a Name?


“What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.” 

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Perhaps Romeo thought names didn’t matter, but the rest of us know that names can mean a lot. Have you ever met a pretty girl named Gertrude? (Sorry, Grandmother) Well, in the last 50 years, anyway?

One of the hazards of Googlesearching one’s own name is that you risk discovering, as I just did, that your “uncommon” name is also the name of a breed of pot belly pig.

Behold, the Juliana Pig:



I am humbled.


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