When a new name helps
Yeoh Guan Jin | 14 Jul 2017 00:30

WHAT’s in a name? A lot, many of us would agree.

In answer to Juliet, his heroine in the tragic love story Romeo & Juliet, playwright William Shakespeare wrote in 1594: “He who steals my purse, steals trash, but he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which enriches him not, and makes me poor indeed”.

Of course we need not be so philosophical nor poetic about our names today. For practical reasons, a name is essential. How else would you identify someone if not by his given name?

It sets you apart from everyone else, even if it’s a name that millions of others also use – such as Ahmad, Ravi or Ah Hock.

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