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Onomastics, or onomatology, is the study of names. In this speech assignment, your task is to study your own name and the meaning behind it. The New York Public Library has created an insightful guide called "Names Have Meaning: A Research Guide for Baby Names and Family Names."
The guide works as an excellent road map for your assignment and we highly encourage you to read through it before you begin your research. Once you have done so, you can begin using the books and web resources listed on this page to discover more information about your name.
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