What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Isaac Steven Herschkopf

I enjoyed your entire April issue, but particularly appreciated “Hello, My Name Is Unique.” As a psychiatrist, I try to ask my patients the origins of their names as well as of their children’s names. Their answers can be as revealing as the mother whose rebellious teen had been named after his despised absentee father, or as poignant as the uncoordinated son named after his famed athletic superstar father. Our names are as revealing as they are unique. If only more parents thought of the long-term ramifications of their choice in names, their children would be spared some self-fulfilling prophecies.

Isaac Steven Herschkopf

New York, NY

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