Web Series Wednesday: The Name Project

Happy Web Series Wednesday!

I really enjoying this web series entitled The Name Project. According to the director Antoinette Brock:

The Name Project seeks to understand how our names shape our character and the role it plays in our identity. Some reflect our cultural backgrounds. Others are indicative of our parents’ values, interest and ideologies. We all have a name, that subsequently has a story.

Below are some episodes of The Name Series Project.

 Kenishia White

“I never thought something being unique would be considered ghetto.”

 Naima Ramos-Chapman

“I don’t really have any complaints about my name, it’s usually a great conversation starter.”

 Desiree Venn Frederic

“The name itself does not fully describe me.”

 Neerali Patel

“It wasn’t until I was like early adulthood that I started taking more ownership of my name.”

 Ekow Atta Anthony Gyepi-Garbrah

“So my name Ekow, that means I’m male a born on a Thursday.”

Learn more about The Name Project or view more episodes at the links below.



What does your name mean? Share below in the comments section.

I shared here the meaning of my name Amma, in Ghana and other cultures.

Thank you for reading 🙂

~Amma Mama

1 Comment
  • Djénéba
    March 27, 2016

    I’m loving this webserie. It is so interesting to understand the role our names can play in our lives. My name is a perfumed desert flower and as far as I can remember I always took pride in it. Not only I enjoy the sound of it but also the roots of it. I enjoy the fact that there is a version of my name in different cultures for example Zeyneb in Turkey. It has a way of bringing me closer to strangers. I also like the fact that it represents some kind of vulnerability and mystery!

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