Monday, October 29, 2007

 

What's In A Name?

My girlfriend's 11 year old daughter has begun learning Spanish at a public school in suburban Chicago. Her name doesn't translate into Spanish, but her teacher told her that she and any of her classmates can, if they wish, choose a Spanish name for use in the classroom. Along with many of her classmates, she was excited at the prospect of affecting a Spanish (identity?) name. Maybe I'm too sensitive, but I think there is something wrong with this. Comments?

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