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Growing Up With My Name

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It's far more common for parents to give their kid an interesting or unusual name these days, and once celebrities started naming their kids Apple or Seargeoh or Destry even more parents started to follow suit.

But I am a child of the 80s, and the name Zeon was about as strange as they come to all the kids and teachers at school back then, which made me a person of interest.

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Whether the interest was what my name meant, where my name came from, or if it had any national origins it didn't matter, because ultimately it all made me feel weird about telling people my name.

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However, I grew to appreciate my name, as did some of the people who have Tweeted about their experiences living with an unusual name, using the hashtag #growingupwithmyname.

Of course, there are those with seemingly normal names who have it worse than others...

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