posted on May, 17 2010 @ 11:56 AM
Yes, names do signify a sense of 'belonging' to someone or something, especially surnames. It's needed. My maiden name is O'Ceallaigh or
anglicized, O'Kelly/Kelley/Kelly. It is the 2nd most popular surname in Ireland. The O'Ceallaigh's were dispersed over all of Ireland into 7 septs.
Some ended up in Derry, some in Leix, Offaly, Wicklow, Kildare, etc, etc, etc... Certain spellings of the name signified what county u came from,
what ur clan was best at or if u were a peaceful clan or not, I'd want to know the difference between them fer sure. A name can tell You who's the
father, the son or the grandson of a particular ppl. A name is how we differentiate one another, especially family members. It can tell u what one
does for a living, as in Smith was a blacksmith by occupation. So if ur horse needed shoes one would know who to go to. I will say that regardless of
what my surname is my children are MINE, they do belong to ME. They arent a possession like a car or a house but they are mine. I use that statement a
good deal too. When I'm told MY children need the h1n1 vaccine and will be vaccinated in school, I say 'NO, they are MY children and You'll do no
such thing to MY children. 8 or 18 or 108, they are mine, not urs, not his, MINE and I'd dare someone to tell me different. My personal opinion
aside, are we to run around calling each other 'Hey you??' And have you dropped ur monicker as to not be hindered by it? Names are needed. You are
what limits yourself, not ur name.