Our names can tell a story. About our family, culture, and history. And maybe even about our parent’s favorite telenovela or movie star! This week we read “Alejandro” a poem by a former CPC participant and students got to tell their own stories about their names.
8th Grade-Group 1
Born in Chicago
named Gael with the
Irish definition of a race
Joyful and full of grace
The sound of the guitar
and fresh smell of fall and leaves
My Name Means
Comes from Guatemala
Means gentle and a little woman
My dad named me
Born one pound
People say it wrong
People call me beautiful
My name is a Panda
If Damaris was an instrument, it would be drums
My name “Brayan” comes from Ireland and
it means, noble, strong, and virtuous
I got my name from my parents, (well mostly
my mom) My Mom got my name when
I was born. She just got it out of
nowhere. People don’t make comments
about my name but they spell it
wrong so many times. If my name was
a season, color, sound, place, animal and instrument
It would be winter, blue, quiet, California,
eagle and winter.
My Name Is
My name is Giovanni.
Meaning “God is gracious”
But I don’t see graciousness in me.
I see my name as something else.
To me my name is cold like winter.
My name has color, I see dark blue for a cold winter
My name like the “snap, crackle, and pop” of
a bowl of cereal.
I see my name in a bank for my urge for money,
My name is something sneaky like a cat,
and if it was an instrument, it’d be a chair
because I sit and wait.
8th Grade – Group 2
Se llamara Fatima Marlene
Los ojos de mi papa
Lo boca de mi mama
Se llamara como la virgen de Fatima
Su segundo nombre sera Marlene
Como la actress de las novels
Otra nueva luz en la familia De Leon
Mar, corto para Marlene
Ella va ser como el mar tan bonito
Que nombre tan bonito “Fatima Marlene”
y no lo cambiaria para nada
Para mi, mi nombre us un nombre de un angel
My name is
My name is Itzel
I love my name because it’s unique
I love my name because if someone knows me
and hears that name they’ll
probably think of me since
no one really has it and I like that.
I love my name because
my sister and my mom named me
I love my name because it’s a Mexican name
I love my name because it fits who I am
as a persons and if I could choose
another one I would choose
When people think of that name
they always refer to the princess of Crete
A strong fighter
it’s who I am.
I am a fighter, who would fight for her family and friends.
I am kind, people may even say too kind,
But I would always help those in need.
I am someone who is love, making sure
to care for my friends.
Because it’s who I am
Nailely is my name
it means “I love you”
if it was a season it would be spring
a place would be a flower garden
an animal would be a Capybara
my name is rare like gold.
“Jaden?” never thought
that’ll be my name
I was gonna be called Jade
but that would be lame
Jaden means “God has heard”
but what does that mean?
The beautiful sound of the morning bird?
Or my screams of rage when I lose to a
video game. But overall I love my name.
Think of joy in the name
winter, the snowflakes
falling to the ground
think of a place
like the sounds of
it’s all joy
Giovanni is my name
“God is gracious”
That’s the definition of my name
It originated from Brazil, Italy
and was handed to me because
my parents saw me as a
grateful, nice person.
My name comes from
the sound of the basketball
going through the hoop
with a “swoosh” sound.
Jovanni, yes that’s my name my
name is from my dad’s uncle
God is gracious, that’s what it
means, my dad gave me this
name because when I was born my dad’s
When I think of my name I think it’s
a very nice name.