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My Name

Do you know the story behind your name? Knowing about your name can help give you a sense of identity. Names also connect us to our ancestors.

Possible Activities
  • Ask a parent about the story of how you got your name.
  • What do you want your name to stand for? What do you want people to think of when they hear your name?
  • Talk with your family about your family’s name. Where does it come from? What legacy do you want it to have?
  • Ask a parent or grandparent if any of your ancestors share your name.
Go Digital
  • Find out what your name means and how many other people share your names.
  • Log on to FamilySearch to see if any of your ancestors share your names. What can you learn about these ancestors?
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