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Say the name, play my game

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Say Your Name:

Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

I changed my response to this daily prompt because I have written about my changing my first name previously.  The latest mention was in Letter to someone I like.  So instead I made a fun and challenging game:

Say the name

Say the name

Can this be the game?

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Can you say it right?

Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu

Go on practice that, a test tonight

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This is what the Maori place name means

“the place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as ‘landeater’, played his flute to his loved one” (Source)

The name is an entire story it seems

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Say the name

Say the name

I dare you to play my game!

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Author:

I was 46 years old when I begun this blog, female and married with a house full of cats (7). My past is littered with the impact of events that happened when I was a teen. Two loves of my life have been nursing and studying. I just completed my Master of Arts: Media Studies endorsement. My blog will be about the things I think about, that might be better served being written rather than squirreled away in my mind festering. It is the meanderings of my mind as I seek to define myself and my world.

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