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What’s in a name? Tell us about it

By Kim Hone-McMahan
Beacon Journal staff writer

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The Prince of Cambridge, born to Kate Middleton and Prince William, has been named George Alexander Louis. Add titles and a surname, and the lil’ guy’s full autograph would stretch from Kensington Palace to the Tower of London.

With all of the brouhaha surrounding the royal birth, we are wondering about stories surrounding how you got your name, or the names you gave your kids.

(For instance, my mother almost named me Heidi, but my older siblings put a stop to it. “You can’t do that, Mom,” they insisted. “The kids will call her Heidi Ho Hone.” Thank goodness Mom listened to reason.)

Please send your story (200 words or less) to kmc
mahan@thebeaconjournal.
com by Wednesday. Put “Name” in the subject line. If you prefer snail mail, send to Kim Hone-McMahan, Features Department, Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44308. Be sure to include your name, phone number and the community in which you live.

We will pick a few of our favorites for the Aug. 4 paper.


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