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Name stuff


Patrick - Irish
Mom said it sounded nice
Young - Taiwanese spelling of Yang or Yeung
PARA 1: Actual come from
PARA 2: Why name me that
PARA 3: Chinese name
PARA 4: Story
PARA 5: Relation w/ name
Patrick
9.8 English
Ms. Evelise
10/10 sound to hear when someone wants my attention
my name was to perhaps fulfill the wish of his.
Patrick, an anglicized latin name, meaning nobleman in Irish; but of course, no-one names their kid purely based on the ancient meaning or its latin roots, it has to in some way shape or form make you feel something, it has to connect, it has to click; besides, this is the sound you’re going to make to get the attention of your offspring for potentially the rest of their life, it has to be based off of more than a singular factor. My name is no different, it came to fruition in consideration of several factors, most of which i didn't know, nor ever had the thought to… well think about I suppose.
My mom told me it was easy to spell; p, a, t, r, i , c, k, how do you misspell that? Every single letter is pronounced, and theres no other name you can mistake it for. 2. It sounded nice to my mom; this part is quite difficult for me to explain, I guess she just.. liked the name? 3. at the time, it came off as uncommon to my mom; my mom spoke little of the english language, so the only thing she could base this judgement on was the people she knew around her, and no-one she knew happened to be named Patrick. This one was especially important to my mom as my dad was named Michael; and on the day of their wedding, three other Michael Youngs were getting married in Phoenix, Arizona. Speaking about Young, Ive always wondered my last name is Young, and not Yang or Yeung, well I asked my dad, and the answer was surprisingly simply, he said “Its the American way of spelling it.” Sure, that works. Now, the last thing is quite peculiar, see my mom is quite the mysticist, so she asked someone to “算” my name before deciding on it, she says its going to give a good life, which is a pretty positive thing so i wont the validity.
Anyway, that previous paragraph really only covered one side of the story, the english side. My Chinese name, 時楊, is quite literally the surname of both my parents mashed together; of course, I’m not complaining, its a nice name, 10/10 sound to hear when someone wants my attention. As tradition, this name was also mysticisted, et viola, good life. Traditionally, people in China are named after their dad, but 時 is my mom’s surname, whys that? Well, a large part of it was that my grandpa on my mom’s side has always been quite unhappy cause his family never had a son, so in a way my name was to perhaps fulfill the wish of his.
My personal relation with my name is quite an average one, I have no resentment towards it, i think its a pretty neat name
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try to sound more confident with your writing, in the second and a little bit of the third you don’t sound confident in what you’re saying. try to rephrase somethings to sound better
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Draft 2
Patrick
9.8 English
Ms. Evelise
10/10 sound to hear when someone wants my attention
my name was to perhaps fulfill the wish of his.
In Irish my name means nobleman, with its association of leprechauns and pots of gold. Names are like breathing, you never really think about it until you do, and then you cant stop thinking about it. It’s Patrick, an anglicized latin name, but of course, no-one names their kid purely based on the ancient meaning or its latin roots, it has to in some way shape or form make you feel something, it has to connect, it has to click; besides, this is the sound you’re going to make to get the attention of your offspring for potentially the rest of their life, it has to be based off of more than a singular factor. My name is no different, it came to fruition in consideration of several factors, most of which i didn't know, nor ever had the thought to think about.
My Chinese name, 時楊, is the surname of both my parents mashed together; Literally translated, it means time and tree, it symbolizes my eternal growth as a person, and according to Ms. Evelise, it also contains my parents wishes for me to not only pass down the family name, but to live to become a noble man. As tradition, my Chinese name was also passed through a seer, et viola, good life. Traditionally, people in China are named after their dad, but 時 is my mom’s surname, whys that? Well, a large part of it was that my grandpa on my mom’s side has always been quite unhappy cause his family never had a son, so in a way my name was to perhaps fulfill the wish of his.
My name as far as I know mostly came from my mom. My mom is a strong, fierce but loving person, unfittingly born on the year of the pig. Opposing all social norms, she has a bigger say in most family issues at home, including my name. She told me that she chose my name because it was easy to spell; p, a, t, r, i , c, k, how do you misspell that? Every single letter is pronounced, and theres no other name you can mistake it for. She said it also sounded nice to her, this part is quite difficult to explain, but mother knows best.
My mom is very well educated, but she spoke little of english, so at the time my name came off as uncommon to her, since the only thing she could base this judgement on was the people she knew around her, and no-one she knew happened to be named Patrick. This one was especially important to my mom, as my dad was named Michael; and on the day of their wedding, three other “Michael Young”s were getting married in Phoenix, Arizona.
When I asked my mom about my name, a seer was always mentioned. She likes to consult a seer before any big decision, so it only made sense that a decision as big as the name of your child would involve a seer. Supposedly, the names given to me are bound to give me a good life, so far it’s proven true.
Growing up, my name hasn't really invoked emotion solely from the sound itself, sure if my mom called my name I would feel something, but that’s because of the mom part, not the name part. The same can be said about my Chinese name, though it is bit unusual, being one character shorter than the standard, it has never really invoked any emotion; dont get me wrong, I like my name, I love my name, its a nice name.
If I had a chance to “baptize myself under a new name”, I wouldn’t be too picky on what gets chosen, I can make any name represent me, Micheal or James, Carisa or Arthur. I can make any name my own.
FINAL
In Irish my name means nobleman, with its association of leprechauns and pots of gold. Names are like breathing, you never really think about it until you do, and then you can't stop thinking about it. It’s like clouds in the sky, they’re pretty when you look for them, but you usually don’t. It’s the water you drink everyday. Patrick, an Anglicized Latin name, but of course, no one names their kid purely based on the ancient meaning or its Latin roots. It has to in some way, shape, or form make you feel something; it has to connect; it has to click. Besides, this is the sound you're going to make to get the attention of your offspring for potentially the rest of their life. It has to be based off more than a singular factor. My name is no different, it came to fruition in consideration of several factors, most of which I didn't know, nor ever had the thought to think about.
My Chinese name, 時楊, is the surname of both my parents mashed together; Literally translated, it means time and tree, it symbolizes my eternal growth as a person, and according to Ms. Evelise, it also contains my parents wishes for me to not only pass down the family name, but to live to become a noble man. As tradition, my Chinese name was also passed through a seer, et viola, good life. Traditionally, people in China are named after their dad, but 時 is my mom’s surname, why's that? Well, a large part of it was that my grandpa on my mom’s side has always been quite unhappy because his family never had a son, so in a way my name was to perhaps fulfill the wish of his.
My name as far as I know mostly came from my mom. My mom is a strong, fierce but loving person, unfittingly born on the year of the pig. Opposing all social norms, she has a bigger say in most family issues at home, including my name. She told me that she chose my name because it was easy to spell; p, a, t, r, i, c, k, how do you misspell that? Every single letter is pronounced, and there's no other name you can mistake it for. She said it also sounded nice to her, this part is quite difficult to explain, but mother knows best.
My mom is very well-educated, but she spoke little of English, so at the time my name came off as uncommon to her, since the only thing she could base this judgement on was the people she knew around her, and no-one she knew happened to be named Patrick. This one was especially important to my mom, as my dad was named Michael; and on the day of their wedding, three other “Michael Young”s were getting married in Phoenix, Arizona.
When I asked my mom about my name, a seer was always mentioned. She likes to consult a seer before any big decision, so it only made sense that a decision as big as the name of your child would involve a seer. Supposedly, the names given to me are bound to give me a good life, so far it’s proven true.
Growing up, my name hasn't really invoked emotion solely from the sound itself, sure if my mom called my name I would feel something, but that’s because of the mom part, not the name part. The same can be said about my Chinese name, though it is a bit unusual, being one character shorter than the standard, it has never really invoked any emotion. Don't get me wrong, I like my name, I love my name, it's a nice name.
If I had a chance to “baptize myself under a new name”, I wouldn’t be too picky on what gets chosen, I can make any name represent me, Micheal or James, Carisa or Arthur. I can make any name my own.