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Jose Rodriguez Name-Memoir

Jose Abraham Rodriguez Zavala

January 27, 1999 I was born my first name Jose, I was named after my grandpa my dad’s father my second name Abraham I was named after my dad. My last Name Rodriguez comes from my dad’s side and Zavala from my mother’s side.


A name really common Jose I hear so I turn around but many times I’m not the one being called so it’s kind of embarrassing sometimes. But it’s a name that I’m proud of having because my parents chose that name for me because they seen my grandpa as a good man.



I didn’t get to meet my grandpa well I did but I don’t remember because I was barely born to young to remember him.



Abraham I’m proud of having I’m the first son named after my dad makes me feel good. Abraham it’s not a name real common but it’s better because not many people have it. Having my father’s name makes me feel that I should be a hard worker like my father and work for whatever I want, sometimes I’m good at that but I still need to work on that just to become better at it.



Rodriguez I got it from my dad’s side he got that last name from my grandma a really amazing person that I don’t remember a lot because I was kinda young when she passed away. But I’m proud to have that last name that from my dad an amazing person.


Zavala I got that from my moms side I am proud of having that last name a really important woman in my life.  A last name that also I also have to represent good to always be strong and also work for the things that I want like my mother also does.

Jose Abraham Rodriguez Zavala

I am proud to be who I am and am proud of my names and last names because they somehow link me to important people in my life. And not just people my family, which I’m grateful for having in my life.

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March 1, 2018 2:18 am

Jose, Thank you for post this post. I really liked the incorporation of your name to tell us a little bit about yourself. I can tell from your post that family is a very important thing to you. That caring someone’s name may be a burden to represent it well but a blessing to having been named by such great people in your life. I really enjoyed this post and hope you continue to share more about yourself and family, thank you.

March 1, 2018 2:15 am

Dear Jose,

 I am proud about your post “Jose Rodriguez Name-Memoir” because your were brave enough to share the information about your name because is that was me it would be hard for me to share that information. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “ my first name Jose, I was named after my grandpa my dad’s father”. This standed out o me because most people are named after a person of their family or maybe because their parents heard it from another person and that they liked it and then they choose it for you. So that was why it standed out to me. Another sentence that I liked was “A name really common Jose I hear so I turn around but many times I’m not the one being called so it’s kind of embarrassing sometimes”. I liked this sentence because it connects to me because whenever they say my name or this other girl that has the same name  as me we both would turn around and it would be very confusing. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you had some interesting writing.
February 28, 2018 6:58 pm

Jose – I’m so glad that you posted this. It sounds like you are really close to your family and take a lot of pride in that, as you should. I’m proud of you for finishing and sharing a little bit about the things and people who are important to you with this YouthVoices community.

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