NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY
National Name Yourself Day on April 9th each year proposes one day a year to reinvent our names.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have a different name, this would be the day to find out. Whether you like your name or not, this day is about having fun with a different name. Actors get to try on new names all the time. While they’re at it, they also pretend to be another personality altogether.
Trying on a new name can be fun. For those who are frequently being called by the wrong name, try on the other name for size. Does mom call you by a sibling’s name? Or is your name Greg but you’re forever being called Craig? Adopt a name that avoids these pitfalls (though Mom really does love you, even if she calls you by your sister’s name).
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNameYourselfDay
Pick yourself a new name. Whether you create a nickname from your current name or try an entirely new name on for size, be sure to share the change. Make a name tag. When you’re attending a virtual meeting, introduce yourself by your new name. Share your results using #NationalNameYourselfDay to post on social media.
Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for projects and ideas geared toward many of the National Days.
NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this creative National Day.
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