Name Poems-8th Grade

This week, Foster Park 8th graders wrote about the importance of names. They did a little online research about the origin and meanings of their names, and explored the stories of where they came from. Many students were surprised to learn about all of the different places around the world that their names originated in, and even got to share about family members they may have been names after. Enjoy their poems!


My Name 

Hector R. 

8th Grade


Hector is my name 

steadfast or holdfast 

this is what it means

descendant of Hector 

originates from a Greek origin 

my name came from my dad

his was Hector he changed it to 

my middle name. 


I care for my name it tells

what type of person I am 

loyal and devoted to a person 



Dayshaun R. 

8th Grade


Dayshaun is my name

God’s gift of light

I believe he gave me that name

because of my powerful might

and dedication to fight for what’s right


Given by my parent’s

they saw something in me

when I first came out to now.

The hair on my head resembles a tree

as I fight for what I believe. 


My Name

Theresa J. 

8th Grade


My first name comes from my aunt 

my middle name came from 

my grandmother, but I still made

it my name.


My name is Theresa

it means late summer

Even if my name already 

had a meaning, I made my name 

my own.


My name means late summer

even though I hate the heat.

I still made Theresa my own 

name with it’s own meaning.


Theresa to me means selfless,

daring and thoughtful, because I am all those 

things in one. My name is Theresa

I didn’t name myself but I made

my name my own. 



Auri H. 

8th Grade

“Auri” yes that’s my name

Here and there in the air it came

While I sang

having to tame the voice 

of an angel


While my head phones dangled

hearing the waves in my head

the wind blowing the sand.

Earth closing

while my aura is flowing. 



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.