Philosophical Thought of the Day


What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
Excerpt from Romeo and Juliet:
- William Shakespeare


Selecting your child's name is one of the greatest honors a parent will ever have. To me our names start it all. It's a unifying moment where everyone's destiny begins. Being named is one of the few cultural similarities that we all share. It is uniquely human where living and dying is a universal process. Everything starts out and ends the same, but it is the manner in which we live that identifies us, and determines our legacy. So as I sit here and try to decide on the thousands of possible names for my child there are a few tips to remember: Make it uniquely appropriate, profoundly meaningful, and simply pleasing to the ear.

Oh, and last but not least: Don't forget to check with the wife!

- Robby Silk


What does Shakespeare mean by the above line?