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A lot of meaning in a name

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24.09.2020

Shakespeare's Juliet said: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".

The love-struck teen was referring to Romeo and the Montagues, of which her family had a long-standing feud.

This quote, one of the most famous in literature, is used today to reference the fact things are just as they are, and not the name that we give them. That the smell of a rose would still be pleasant, even if the flower was known by a different name.

At the same time, a person's name is one........

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