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”
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”
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”
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”
The name behind this leader showcases a life of dedication to one’s own religion.
An African king in America
The path to self-creation can involve uniqueness.
A look into an African prince who would become Russian royalty.
For anyone who wishes to have an entry-level understanding of Serbian history.
Remember that it sounds like “Oliver.”