Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Nigerian named Adolf Hitler

By Funmi Adewoju
Saturday, September 20, 2008

It is a common all over the world to give name to a child as a unique identity after birth. The origin of such identity varies from continent to continent and from place to place. In Nigeria some children are named after their paternal or maternal parents and background or some deities worshiped in the family while some are named based on religious beliefs and characters. It is not also uncommon to see some named after heroes as appreciated by individual parents; such is the case of one court orderly, whose paternal desire to adour a hero gave a name that often leads him into frustrations. He has begun to consider a change of name.


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