In the introduction, I want to say that there are a lot of names in the world. But a person at birth receives only one. He goes through life with this name, sometimes without even thinking that his name can have a very interesting story related to his origin or interpretation. It is also believed that the name affects the character and the fate of the person who wears it.
“Let’s name him Alex!” said my mother after my birth. When she was told that she would have a boy, my mom was very happy about this and started picking the name. Initially, there were two variants of the names: Alex and Andrew. She decided that it would be Andrew, but after she found out that her friend had given birth to a son three days before her, and called him Andrew, my mother categorically decided to call me Alex. Why Alex? The full name is Alexander. The name Alexander is derived from the Greek culture. The meaning is “Defender of the people” or “Protector of men.” It says a lot about my name and my character, doesn’t it? She thought that Alexander would certainly grow up gifted, handsome and intelligent. When people say my name, they imagine “Alexander the Great” (a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon), I suppose. Searching for the meaning of our names is cool and curious. Alex is an awesome name, but the meaning is the contrary. One book tells that my name characterizes a person who is not a builder but a planner. That I am bold, independent, inquisitive and interested in research, that I know what I want and why I want it. Alexanders are creative and outgoing, always looking for an opportunity to show their abilities, especially before the audience. I agree with this statement and feel comfortable with this interpretation. I like my name very much, and I’ve never really wanted to change it because I feel like it fits like a glove with my personality. I am feeling grateful for my parents for this name. I have met a lot of people that don’t like their names at all, so I feel very lucky to enjoy mine. You can learn so much about yourself, only figuring out the secret of your name.
Without our names, who would we be? It doesn’t matter if you hate your name or love your name; it was intended to be for you. That’s why I wouldn’t change my name for the world.