I was reading an article by Yahoo! News earlier last year, not too long ago, give or take a few months. It said that some girl over in another country couldn't keep her name the way it was because they had laws against the type of names given. The laws stated that any name that wasn't on the list of appropriate names was not allowed to be used for the child. The laws were put in place, if I'm not mistaken, because of situations such as being difficult to pronounce and if the letters were not in the country's alphabet or such. Now here in America, we all know that a namesake given to a child is a gift, as well as identifying yourself in your own unique way. It is who you are and allows people to recognize you. As for me, people would either say things like, "Hey! That's the guy who used to act crazy around us!" or "Oh, that guy? He's really nice!". (I'm not self-proclaimedly perfect if that is the image you get in your mind...I just am recognized as either weird or nice.) Anyways, back on the main topic. In America, your name is important to identify who you are. So here, I understand on both sides where they stand for their views but a name is a gift like life is God-given. A person should have the name they were born with, whether it's legal or not. I also got back on today, and I stumbled upon the same, but updated, story about the girl in the fight for her name. I am now glad to say she won her fight. I am glad for her because any smart, beautiful young woman deserves the unique name she owns.