Every year lists come out to herald the most popular baby names. Celebrities are famous for giving their children unique names. Moon, Apple, North are just a few that are easily recalled. Names are important as they help to create our identity to the world and to ourselves. Unique Names Day takes a moment in the year to celebrate those who have these interesting names.
History of Unique Names Day
Unique Names Day came on the scene in 1997. Since then it has been a yearly occurrence. There are some things that people with unique names go through that those with common names never must think about. As children, it is common to want keepsakes with your name on it. If you visit a tourist attraction or take a trip there is rarely an item that people with these names will ever be able to have. It may seem like a small thing, but for a child trying to fit it, it is difficult.
When there is nothing that you can ever find with your name on it, it can take a toll and make one feel like they don’t really belong. Unique Name Day is the perfect chance to change that. Having a day just for those who put up with repeating their names, spelling it, teaching people how to say it and rarely having any of the fun trinkets with their name on may not take away any frustration, but it can help make new memories!
How to Celebrate Unique Name Day
To celebrate this holiday, gather up your friends with unique names and have a fun filled day to just let them know how much they mean to you. You can do this with a dinner party themed around their name. Is their name from their cultural background? You could use foods and music from that region. Perhaps a few games as well to keep the fun going!
Maybe a dinner party isn’t possible but that doesn’t mean there can’t be fun! A cake or cupcakes can easily be made and decorated with the unique name of your friend. Pass them out and let all your mutual friends acknowledge what this person means to the group. You can be sure this will bring a joyful feeling of belonging.
If you are the one who walks through life with a unique name and has felt the frustration of it, you can take this day to revel in your uniqueness. This day can be used to find out the story of how your parents picked this name for you. If you are named for a relative or historic figure, do a little research into them and record your findings so that you can use that story as inspiration through your life. Record as well the story your parents tell so you know their thought process.
There are challenges to having a unique name. Unique Name Day is a day to remind you that being unique is something special and sets you apart. So take the time to celebrate that uniqueness!