El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz | KD Name Changes

On the eve of Black History Month, I thought it would be appropriate to include the complex civil rights leader El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz–otherwise known as Malcolm X. Malcolm Little He was born to a family who were already well-immersed in black self-determination, specifically with the teachings of Marcus Garvey. His father, Earl Little, was aContinue reading “El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz | KD Name Changes”

Daniel Tammet | Name Changes

He is an autistic savant from England who has been studied by academics and appeared on the David Letterman Show. His main areas of interest are numbers and languages, with numbers being the ones that are visualized with his synesthesia. Original Name [Private] He was born in 1979 in London, England and spent his lifeContinue reading “Daniel Tammet | Name Changes”

Tjin-A-Djie Family | Name Changes

I am always fascinated by the Surinamese nation, since there is so many interconnections between different groups throughout its history. The Tjin-A-Djie family is one example. Original Name This comes from the name of a Chinese immigrant named Tjin A Djie, who would help birth a prominent Surinamese family. After he arrived, he earned aContinue reading “Tjin-A-Djie Family | Name Changes”

Eliezer Ben-Yehuda | Name Changes

What better inclusion into the QB Name Change series than a language revivalist? Eliezer Lieb Perlman He was born to a Rabbi in a village called Luzki in what is today Lithuania, but at that time was part of Russia. Upon being given a Hebrew grammar book by a Rabbi, Eliezer would dedicate his entireContinue reading “Eliezer Ben-Yehuda | Name Changes”

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