The Name Project seeks to understand how our names shape our character and the role it plays in our identity.
Some reflect our cultural backgrounds.
Others are indicative of our parents’ values, interest and ideologies.
In this week's Name Project, Nelson shares how his timely birth resulted in being named after one of the most admirable men of our time; Nelson Mandela. "My parents telling me the story of how I got my name really made me look up Nelson Mandela and look up to him as a role model for how I could shape my own life. Just having his name and knowing who he is has made me feel obligated to really contribute to the greater good in society."
We all have a name that subsequently has a story. Here is Nelson's name story.
Directed and shot by Antoinette Brock. Post production/editing by http://fromforeign.co