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Will Self: What's in a Name

Will Self reflects on the significance of names, including his own.

"We desire to be recognised for who we really are, and seek out in our very ascription the means of uniting our intimate identities with our social selves.".

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A Point of View: Can your name shape your personality?

A Point of View: Can your name shape your personality?

Does what we're called have any bearing on who we are? Writer Will Self echoes Juliet's famous question, and attempts an examination of self (and Self).

Read Will Self's article on the BBC News website

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