By any other name would smell as sweet."
William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
What's in a name? Quite a bit, as it turns out.
Recall this, from an earlier post:
|The birth notice my parents mailed to my Great-Grandmother|
At birth, my parents chose the name "Sharon Kay" for me, and for the first 16 months of my life my mother called me "Sharon."
I think most reasonable people would agree that 16 months is long enough for a child to become accustomed to and associate him/herself with a name. Right?