What’s In A Name, Anyway? Turns Out, A Great Deal! #NoNameCalling

What is in a name, anyway? I held a real estate open house in the East End on Saturday, and to my surprise, I had two ladies with the name Ginger. Two in one day! Disclaimer: neither lady looked like Ginger from Gilligan’s Island FYI.

But, what a great a name, right?

Later in the day, I gave that more thought. What is in a name? Surely you have heard that phrase (hopefully) and if not, you get to read it now.

What is in a name?

We are all born and given a name right away (usually). We grow up with this name and maybe if you are like me, a sibling comes along that just cannot pronounce your name. So, you get a nickname until one fine day, your brother finally pronounces your name correctly and your nickname is no longer. Back then, I was devastated. Haha! Believe me, I am NOT a Dodi. Laurie? Dodi?

Which brings me to my point about names. The past week forced me to give pause about name calling.

Name Calling.

I never dreamed that in 2018, at my age – I am a Baby Boomer, by the way! –  that America would be grappling with name calling and devising ways to either dissect it, approve it, disavow it or simply look the other way.

Name Calling Is NOT Normal.

Name Calling Is NOT Acceptable.

I was brought up to be respectful of others. Name calling is clearly disrespectful.

If you need examples of what disrespectful speech is, how not to speak, here is a link:

Donald Trump’s Twitter Insult List Jan2018

#LifeLesson #NoNameCalling #BeRespectful #BeTheChange

2 thoughts on “What’s In A Name, Anyway? Turns Out, A Great Deal! #NoNameCalling

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  1. Great post! Timely, too. We teach our kids to be kind and we tell them that name calling is bad; however, when the leader of the free world attacks entire nations publicly, we have to use that as a teachable moment. Sadly, there have been far too many of those teachable moments in the past week months. Geez. This, too, shall pass.


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