Some articles on names, name, birth names, birth name:
... From Hungarian names#Married names There is a wide range of selection of a married name ... (up to about the 18th century) noble women kept their names at marriage and children received their father's name ... Non-nobles rarely had a last name at all as it became compulsory only under the reign of Joseph II.) When Hungary was under Habsburg rule and became influenced by Western European ...
... The knowledge of a person's true or birth name can give one power and control over that individual ... are instructed to forget their birth name and choose a new one when they come of age ... fear of loss of control from a spirit that knows their name ...
Famous quotes containing the words names and/or birth:
“And even my sense of identity was wrapped in a namelessness often hard to penetrate, as we have just seen I think. And so on for all the other things which made merry with my senses. Yes, even then, when already all was fading, waves and particles, there could be no things but nameless things, no names but thingless names. I say that now, but after all what do I know now about then, now when the icy words hail down upon me, the icy meanings, and the world dies too, foully named.”
—Samuel Beckett (19061989)
“I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attributea white skin.”
—Desmond Tutu (b. 1931)