What’s in a name?

Hi Folks,

Here’s your first mini homework task, I’m hopeful that you will think it’s a bit of fun.

What’s In a Name?
You are to give a speech that is no longer than two minutes. These will be presented over the next week.  You may use notes, but you may not read directly from them. Just check them to make sure you cover everything about your amazing name. Tell family stories about your name. Ask your mum and dad about it and do some further research. When you give your speech, you can be funny or serious, but let your fascinating personality show through your talk. Entertain and inform the class. Don’t forget to have fun!  If you work hard, you and the class will know just how special your name is and how it helps to make you unique.

Fill in the following information as preparation for your What’s in a Name speech. The information does not necessarily have to be presented in this order:

  1. First name:
  2. Middle name:
  3. Last name:
  4. The person you were named after:
  5. Do you like your name? Why or why not?
  6. The meaning of your name (you can look it up on the Internet, there may be more than one meaning, so you can choose the one you think best fits you):
  7. The ethnic origin or the language your name comes from:
  8. The nicknames your family or friends call you:
  9. What your family calls you:
  10. What friends call you:
  11. The reason you are called by your nickname:
  12. What you would like to be called?
  13. If you could have any other name, what would it be? Why?

I’m looking forward to hearing your mini speeches about your name!

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