We were discussing names in our year 12 class for Identity and Belonging. I wrote my full name up on the board and talked about where it came from (the Frogdancers came over to England with the Norman invasion my dears) and then I put my kids’ names up and talked about the whys and wherefores of their names. Then we went around the room and the students shared what they knew about their names.
“I was named after Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’,” said Emma C.
A few kids later Melissa said, “My sister and me were named after characters in ‘Days Of Our Lives’.”