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.
This week's Name Project features singer and songwriter Jack Davey, born Brianna and known by close friends as 'Bri.' Brianna and musical partner in crime Brook D'Leau chose a name that would transcend the limits of thought of what a name can be for, in her case, a woman. "I wanted it to be a conversation piece. I wanted people to ask me what my name was and to be confused, just to kind of challenge gender roles. I'll tell someone my name is Jack and the first thing they say is, "Jackie? Is that short for Jacqueline?" Why does it have to be short for Jackie or Jacqueline? Why can't it just be Jack?
We all have a name that subsequently has a story. Here is Brianna's name story.
Directed and shot by Antoinette Brock. Post production/editing by http://fromforeign.co