What does your name say about you?

To clarify, my plan for this post is not to delve into the etymology of specific names. If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘etymology,’ it refers to the meaning behind something, or even its origin. You can easily hop on to Google, type in ‘name meaning generator’ or something along those lines, and you will discover that you can simply type your name into the search bar on whatever website you select to find some history behind it.

I find the etymology of names to be quite interesting, and I have looked into the etymology of ‘Lauren,’ but for the sake of this post, I’m thinking along the lines of something far less technical and far more childish.

If I am not mistaken, I think I may have done the exercise I’m about to describe to all of you when I was in grade school, so let’s all come together and find our inner child to complete this practice.

I thought it might be somewhat entertaining to take each letter in my own name, and using that letter, find a word or a sentence to describe myself. If you’re somewhat following, allow me to provide you with an example:

L: laughing, as I thoroughly enjoy humour as a concept and also making other people laugh

A: articulate, seeing as I majored in English Language and Literature

U: understanding, or, at least, I try to be

R: resilient

E: energetic (depending on the day)

N: natural in the sense I am who I am

Just for shits, I’ll do Blaine’s name as well:

B: brave

L: laid-back (compared to me, at least)

A: altruistic

I: interesting

N: nifty

E: efficient

I encourage you to do this with your own name to see what sorts of adjectives you can come up with to describe yourself. It’s harder than you might think.

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