“That Which We Call a Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet!”


I’ve taught Romeo and Juliet for the past couple of years, and even though I always initiate discussions with students about the power in a name (power to start or end a feud, for example), and yet, I’m not sure I truly considered that power before a few days ago.

I met a nice lady named Doris.

I said something like, “Hi, I’m Kate.”

And I felt very powerful.

You see, no one really calls me Kate except a cousin who I only see once a year.

Except… when I’m playing video games, I always name my character Kate.

It seems a bit more versatile than Katie or Kathryn. Katie always seems cutesie to me, and Kathryn seems regal. Kate can be cute, regal, B.A., erudite, calm, etc…

Thus, I have determined to start introducing myself to new folks as Kate.

Advertisements

What are your thoughts on life, the universe, and everything?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s