“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. There are seven words that will make a person love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man’s will. But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire. A name is the fire itself.”
― Patrick Rothfuss,
What is a name? Names identify objects, people, places, trees, churches, lakes, storms. But names are merely a label. You might treasure the name given to you on the day of your birth, but that name does not define you. Many women assume their husband’s names. Some people choose to legally change their names to something more appealing. But that doesn’t change who they are.