Friday, January 17, 2014

What's in a Name?

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out: What's in a Name?

The name we go by with our friends and family can be a very personal thing.

In a professional environment, I go by Angela Copeland. At home, I go by Angie, Angie Dawn, Sister and Aunt Angie. So often, our name reflects our role or status, whether its doctor or dad. We have an emotional tie to the names we choose to go by. It’s such a strong tie that, in fact, it can often cause internal conflict when we attempt to adjust it. Our name is our identity and part of our personal brand.

To read the entire article, visit the Memphis Daily News site here.


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