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Friday, March 16, 2018

Why Are People Given Names


Why are people given names at birth and where did the tradition begin?



Names are an important part of African culture and that they are of massive importance both to the people who receive names and to the African cultures, which give them but this has not always been the case. The African Folklore Why People are given a name explains where the tradition of giving names at birth started.


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Why Are People Given Names

African Folklore Story Why Are People Given Names



The Great Soul sends his son to earth to see what is here.

His son's name is Somebody. Somebody goes about doing evil until he is captured by four old women.

People call a meeting to talk the stranger and the village folks decide to put Somebody to death.

A little boy proposes, that, before killing him, they ask him the reason of his misconduct. Somebody answers, "I wish to have every man given a name, and to end the practice of calling me and everybody Somebody then every deed may be attributed to its doer."

The wisdom of this reply gains Somebody his release, and for every man a name given to remember the ancestors.”


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