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, Tony breaks down his name which is indicative of his culture and even the day he was born. Tony who could have chosen to go by Ekow, which some argue sounds cooler, instead lets who he is speak for him. Not to overlook the name Tony, which carries significance as well.. "Of course Ekow sounds like a much cooler name than Tony; more unique. But the bottom line is, I'm a unique person, a unique individual, that's how I like to think about myself. Growing up my sister and I always stuck out like sore thumbs, not based on minority, just based on our interests and what we like to do."
We all have a name that subsequently has a story. Here is Tony's name story.
Directed and shot by Antoinette Brock. Post production/editing by http://fromforeign.co