Author: Joanna

https://www.youthvoices.live/2018/02/12/behind-those-letters/

Behind those Letters

Behind those Letters   

Joanna Castillo Gutierrez… yes that’s me my parents story on naming me basic. My name has many meanings in the world of google. Yes my name might not be as cool as I would like it to be but my own meaning is what stands out to me. To me my name means powerful because I can become the person I am and also my name represents the person I am. Yes google says my name means a gift from god, but I never thought that was it I wanted my name to have a meaning that was connected to me or what it made me become now. As you grow up you really don’t think about your name, like me really this made me look into the reason why have my parents given me this name. I asked both of my parents they said,“ since we didn’t know if we were going to have more kids I went for what my heart told me to name you.” So then that’s how my parents agreed. Yes a name might not mean nothing or at least to me but when going through this writing process I learned that my name is powerful, and outstanding because they don’t put your definition on you do it yourself. My name can be as boring as a book but the bright side is that you know that behind your name there is more meaning than what google gives you. You are the person who create your own meaning not the people around you.