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What’s in a Name?

Happy Sunday erbody! I hope you’re ready to the week ahead!

While Juliet really only said this to justify being with her enemy, from an African perspective, your name says a great deal about who you.

One of my students who is in her first year in university has started her own blog! Check out her blog Temwanii’s Space. This particular post got me thinking about names.

I believe that our names, especially African names, tell a story about how we came about and speaks into the hopes our parents have for our futures.

My name is Noloyiso. It is Xhosa and it means Victorious. My parents already had 2 sons and wanted to have a girl and I waltzed in! I find it interesting how people’s names suit their personality. It’s like their names are destined for them. I myself try to live a life that is victorious, well, the parts of my life I have some control over.

So what does your name mean and what’s the story behind it? Do you think you live up to your name, or do you wish you had another name? I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you so much for popping in! I hope you have an awesome week ahead! The netball season is upon me so this week is going to be somewhat crazy for me! Wish me and my team luck!

3 thoughts on “What’s in a Name?”

  1. I can’t believe we have the same meaning in our names. Eunice is Greek, which also means Victory😂😂😂💃💃💃💃..

    Plus it is in the Bible, Eunice was Timothy’s mother, I wish I could say how impactful my name has been in my life, it has literary kept me moving in hard days.. I give myself pep talks like girl, “your name means Victory, you better represented”.

    Plus to plan my son the name Timothy, just so we be like in the Bible😂😂😂😂.

    Have a great week N.. #namemeaningsake

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