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CELEBRATE YOUR NAME WEEK!

March 3-9. Who would you be if you didn't have a name? Your name identifies you to the world. "Celebrate Your Name Week" is about not neglecting your name. It's about making sure your name isn't an ignored part of your personhood. Use this week to become connected to your name! See daily listings below:

NAMESAKE DAY

March 3. Today is for more than just pondering the existence of your namesakes (people with the same name as you). Consult a telephone directory and/or go online to find namesakes. Make polite, sincere, gentle contact with any namesake(s) you locate.

FUN FACTS ABOUT NAMES DAY

March 4. Celebrate names today by finding (at a library or online) fun facts about names. Does the doll we call "Barbie" have a last name? Does the dog game piece from Monopoly have a name? What was the name of the White House before it was renamed the White House?

UNIQUE NAMES DAY

March 5. This is a day for all people to appreciate friends, acquaintances and loved ones who have a unique name. This is an opportunity for those of us who can buy mass-produced names items to celebrate the beauty of unique names.

LEARN WHAT YOUR NAME MEANS DAY

March 6. Celebrate your name today by looking up (online or at a library) its meaning.

NAMETAG DAY

March 7. Today's celebration of names stipulates that wherever you are, whatever you're doing, you wear a "Hello, I'm [your name here]" nametag. (Note: this event is not for children.)

MIDDLE NAME PRIDE DAY

March 8. Today's name celebration requires honesty and boldness. Tell three people who don't already know it what your middle name is (even if it's Egbert).

GENEALOGY DAY

March 9. Join in on one of the world's fastest growing hobbies and celebrate names at the same time. Get genealogy tips, hints and ideas, then begin the journey to knowing your heritage name by name, one ancestor at a time.

 

 

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