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Child Naming: How Do You Practice It In Your Tribe?

"The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes."

At first read, you might think these words by Jean Racine are flummoxed, but they tell a perspective about the significance attached to, if not ramifications of names. 

There are different reasons why certain names are associated with some. 

It spans from cultural beliefs to life events, royalty to even mistaken identities. 

And these names go on to stay with you and possibly determine your future, according to some. 

To that end, what is the story behind your name? What does it mean? What rites are done at naming ceremonies in your tribe?

The Tekes were on the hunt for answers to these questions on the Family Talk segment of Whaats Up Lagos. 

As you must have guessed, the answers were riveting. 

From the lady who was allegedly named in memory of an affair to the people who need a snake's intimacy with their newborns first, Nigerians tell their stories. 

Watch the video for the full conversation.


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