We are blood, we are FAMILY, we sound the same, Yet all three of us are different. My dad and brother both have the same name Medardo except me, my name just sounds like there’s. My mom did this to have a little meaning but for me it just makes me different from them. I look up to my name alot because it sets me aside. My brother holds a Jr my dad holds a senior yet I am just Gerardo. I hold nothing yet we sound the same. Yet from within family im always the one that not many pay attention too and that has whats set me apart from my brother. My name to me means independent as I have grown to understand who I am and my purposes are. My brother being the oldest set the example based on my father and mothers words yet I don’t follow because I am my own. I am who I want to be and my name has helped me become who I am and continues to represent me. It doesn’t matter if you cut it short for Gera because to me that represents the little kid I still am on the inside it reminds me that everything will be fine and not worry as much that’s why name is shortened in that way. I use my name shorten when i’m around friends because with them I know we’re not doing work and enjoying life but Gerardo is used when talking to adults and people I have met because for me since my name is longer it shows how determined I am on my future path to success. There’s not much different in sound with Medardo and Gerardo but there’s a difference in who we are and how we portray ourselves differently.