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The name that you are given at birth can shape your whole life to come and you may not even know it Ive only been alive for 16 years and that is already becoming apparent to me With a name like Joseph youre subject to get alterations that people just assume is all right with you At the beginning of last year a teacher decided to call me Joey on the first day To me Joey is nowhere close to being an acceptable nickname for Joseph or at least thats the way I see it I failed to inform my teacher of the common misconception that he had made and I had to endure the whole year under the new name That was tough for me but obviously the mistake was something bearable However the meaning of my actual name tells rather more than the occasional name alteration Over time most people tend to fit their names You may look at someone and not see how he or she could possibly be named anything else This may or may not be true for me but the literal definition of my name is even more of a struggle to bear The literal definitions of my first and last names are far from accurately descriptive of myself This makes it difficult to model or mold myself around my first and last name in what I do Although my first and last name have many very positive connotations when it pertains to myself specifically the meanings could not be further off My name in its whole entirety denotes a person with certain characteristics that I somewhat lack in There is certainly not a lack of these traits but I wouldnt describe them as my best-known ones For instance my first name which is Joseph Its not that I dont like the name itself Disregard the meaning of Joseph and I actually dont mind it When it comes to
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