I never really thought about the significance of my name until I ended up in a room with another Matthew. Then I immediately thought, he better wear it well.
When I adopted a dog, the first thing I did was change her name.
When French people ask my name, I say Mathieu, but nine times out of ten they reply Matyou, and I really appreciate that.
There’s something to a name and it’s important.
When my family and friends started having kids, it was ‘drumroll please!’ waiting to find out what their names would be. Sometimes I approved, sometimes I didn’t, but the moment I heard a new name, I often caught a glimpse of what that child would be like in 20 years. Feisty. A singer. A little bit dopey. Life of the party. And it was all conjured up by a single word.
*The format of a My Take is 150 words- no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week the reporters ask the question, what’s in a name?