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#MyNameIs Pramila. It comes from the Sanskrit word “prem” which means love. The name is constantly mispronounced as is my last name. I only mind that when it is done willfully and continuously. Let’s build an inclusive America. Vote #BidenHarris2020. Our vote, our power.
Pramila Jayapal
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Nguyen. I pronounce it “WIN.” Nguyen stems from the Chinese word “ruan” — a string instrument that is plucked. According to the 2010 Census, it’s the 37th most common surname in the U.S. It’s even on a coke bottle! Can @CocaCola put @KamalaHarris on a bottle?
Bee Nguyen
Vietnamese American
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#MyNameIs Meenakshi. I'm named after the Hindu goddess, as well as my great great grandmother. I come from a long line of strong women who taught me to be proud of my heritage and to demand respect—especially from racist white men like @sendavidperdue who are threatened by us. twitter.com/gauragDC/statu…
Meena Harris
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Malcolm Kenyatta. My father named me to honor the legacy of two giants in the black diaspora: Malcolm X and Jomo Kenyatta. @sendavidperdue might not care, but my name reminds me everyday the systems of discrimination we must uproot. twitter.com/meenaharris/st…
Malcolm Kenyatta
Black American
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#MyNameIs Ted W. Lieu. The “W” is short for “Win-Ping” which in Mandarin means Cloud of Peace. Also, make sure you vote. And if you are voting by mail, don’t forget the stupid secrecy envelope if your state requires it.
Ted Lieu
Chinese American
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#MyNameIs Ilham, I prefer Ilhan. I never liked the M sound. It means “Inspiration” in Arabic. My father named me Ilham and inspired me to lead a life of service to others. In his honor I am voting for an inspirational ticket over desperate and maddening one.
Ilhan Omar
Somali American
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#MyNameIs Nusheen Ameenuddin. Nusheen is Persian & it means a sweet dream that comes true. Ameenuddin is Urdu/Arabic & it means trustworthy upholder pf the faith. My names mean something important. I will help you pronounce them. It’s easier than you think.
Nusheen Ameenuddin
Iranian American
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#MyNameIs Ayanna Soyini Pressley. My mother, may she rest in power, gave me this name which means beautiful flower in Swahili. She told me I’d make history and the world would learn how to say it right.
Ayanna Pressley
Black American
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#MyNameIs Zara. My parents spent a lot of time and energy picking out a name that would be easily pronounceable for non-Indian people. But they shouldn’t have had to do that. It shouldn’t be on POC to shave off pieces of our culture to make life easier for white people.
Zara Ahmed
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Rohit, and my friends call me Ro. It means bright light in Sanskrit. This election, #IWillVote for an inclusive America by voting for @joebiden & @kamalaharris
Ro Khanna
South Asian American
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My great grandmother’s name was Kamala. Not “Kamala-mala-mala, I don’t know, whatever.” #MyNameIs Gautam. It means bright light. The kind of bright light a Biden-Harris Administration will represent. And that is why #IWillVote. Join me & make a plan at http://IWillVote.com.
Gautham Raghavan
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Parag. It means nectar. My mom named me after the hero in a Bengali romance novel she read as a kid. She wanted her son to have a great love story. And I did. Our names matter. They have meaning and beauty.
Parag Mehta
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Adesola shortened to Sola which I prefer to spell as Shola because the 's' is the 'sh' sound. I love my name. In Yoruba it means 'crowned with wealth' or 'this crown makes wealth' as my father explained to me Our names matter - Say. My. Name.
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
Nigerian American
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#MyNameIs Aftab. It means sunshine. In one generation, my parents have gone from immigrating to this country to watching their son serve as an elected official. I can’t wait to vote for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris because they value diversity and believe in our American story.
Aftab Purewal
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Linh Thuy Nguyen. Linh, meaning spirit, soul from Sino-Vietnamese. My dad wanted a traditional name for me to honor our lineage & where we came from. Name pronunciation, and taking the time to do it right, emphasizes safety & belonging, and is a sign of respect.
Linh Nguyen
Vietnamese American
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#MyNameIs Asha. It means Hope. But that is my middle name. My first name is Renuka (pronounced RAY-noo-Kah) which has a story 1/ Renuka was a heavenly nymph, who was married to Jamadagni, someone who was blessed by the Gods because of his devotion. Renuka was also blessed by her devotion, and from that was so powerful she was able to go to the beach and make pots out of sand (so she was the breadwinner) 2/ One day, while at the shore to make her sand pots, she saw another couple, making love. She for a nanosecond thought of their bond. But because she thought of another man for a moment, she lost her purity, as well as her ability to make pots out of sand 3/ When she arrived home, with no pots, her husband, Jamadgani, knew immediately what had happened, and was ENRAGED. He therefore ordered his eldest son to kill him mother (domestic violence, anyone?). He refused (🙌🏾) 4/ Jamadagni then called on his second oldest son, who also refused. And then his third. Who also refused. And then his fourth (no luck). Finally, he called on his fifth son, Parashurama, who obeyed his father without question and executed his mom with an ax 5/ Jamadagni was so pleased with Parashurama's obedience -- for obeying his orders without question -- that he offered P a boon (a wish). Parashuarama wished for his mother, and his brothers, to be brought back to life (I forgot to note that J had killed his other sons in fury) 6/ Soooo....Renuka was brought back to life, and her spirit multiplied. She is now worshipped in many parts of India Smiling face with open mouthWoman dancingRaising hands 7/ Unfortunately, while growing up, my name caused a lot of problems for me. Teachers often skipped my name when calling roll. And when "Ren & Stimpy" got big, I got a lot of teasing. So I started going by Asha in college (my family and HS friends still call me Renuka) 8/ That's just a note to say that when people deliberately mispronounce your name, it's incredibly hurtful, and is an example of racism. And also a reason that *some* people might choose to go by their "middle" name. JUST SAYING /END
Asha Rengappa
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Mimi. It’s pronounced MeMe (not MyMy or MiiMii) & it means I’m done worrying about whether older men will underestimate me because of my name (as they often do) & instead I just say- go ahead & underestimate me!
Mimi Rocah
White American
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#MyNameIs Stephanie which most likely means I was born in New Jersey in the 70s to a Mom & generations of women who didn’t allow condescending, misogynist bullies to keep us down.
Stephanie Ruhle
White American
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.#MyNameIs Lea Thompson. It's pronounced LEE Ah. My mom spelled it that way because my dad was stationed in Pearl Harbor. It is a Hawaiian spelling she said. My mother had respect, not contempt for other cultures. So please join me in voting for #BidenHarris2020 #IWillVote
Lea Thompson
White American
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#MyNameIs complicated I was born Shailey Anand. My white teachers told me it was Shelly and so I started spelling it that way. My immigrants parents worried about me assimilating and legally changed my name. It’s something I’m still figuring out and working through.
Shelly Anand
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Hiral. It means diamond, bright, full of luster. My mom used to say that they picked it because she saw a bright light reflecting from me & a toughness that made me unbreakable. It’s that strength my mom saw in me that gave me the courage to run for Congress.
Hiral Tipirneni
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs Anand. In Tamil it means “happiness” or “bliss” The name’s roots are in Sanskrit - one of the ancient languages Names have meaning. belittling them belittles us. I’m an American and so is my nameAnand Swaminathan
South Asian American
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#MyNameIs is Krupali which means compassion in Sanskrit. Little white kids used to make fun of my name when I was a kid. Now, a Republican Senator mocks the name of @KamalaHarris. Go to http://iWillVote.com to make a plan to #vote for leaders who respect our values. #iWillVoteKrupali Tejura
South Asian American
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RT @votefatima: #MyNameIs Fatima which means
captivating in Arabic. I was named after my grandmother who is a warrior and supporter of Hu…
Fatima Dirie
Arab American
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RT @RepAngelaRomero: .#MyNameIs Angela. I was named by my maternal grandmother Marie Magdalena Romero. I was her angel. She was my butterfl…
Angela RomeroLatinx
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RT @MichelleWKwan: #MyNameIs Michelle Wing Kwan & in Chinese pinyin it's pronounced Guan Ying Shan. It means beautiful, strong and smart. W…
Michelle Kwan
Chinese American
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#MyNameIs #bidenharris #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica #VoteBlueDownBallot @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @BarackObama
Kamala Harris
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RT @JacindaAuMaroc: #MyNameIs Jacinda. It is the British version of the name Hyacinth, who was a divine hero of Greek mythology. Like Jacin…
Jacinda TownsendBritish
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RT @ArielElyseGold: #MyNameIs Ariel אריאל. In Hebrew it means “lion of God.” It is primarily a male name, the feminine version being Ariell…
Ariel Gold
Jewish American
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#iVoted #EarlyVoting #NYC #NYCVotes #MyNameIs
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RT @juanamartinez: #MyNameIs Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela
#Vote and let your voice be heard.
#Vota and deja que tu voz se escuche…
Juana 🦋 Martinez-NealLatinx
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RT @christinebader: For those following the #MyNameIs hashtag with anger & exhaustion, watch this terrific #TEDx talk by my fellow @TEDxMcM…
Christine Bader
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For those following the #MyNameIs hashtag with anger & exhaustion, watch this terrific #TEDx talk by my fellow @TEDxMcMinnville alum @gerardoochoa, in which he categorizes how people respond to his name. Always be a Calibrator! And vote. https://t.co/pu0hUgSIay https://t.co/ndbQkEBwLn
TEDxMcMinnville
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#MyNameIs https://t.co/Q6cr034BRP
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As we talk about names, here's a guide for educators:

For students, their name can be a powerful link to their identity. Pronouncing students' names correctly - during attendance, a classroom activity- should always be a priority. https://t.co/x98N1aYF6o #MyNameIs #EdJustice
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RT @DrEricDing: #MyNameIs Eric. My first name in Chinese was “Liang”, which means “bright”.

As a child immigrant to the US, I chose my na…
Eric Feigl-Ding
Chinese American
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#MyNameIs Jarrod Lightfeather. But everyone calls me Less Than. https://t.co/T5TBGkrXL2
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RT @l4nguyen: #MyNameIs Linh Thuy Nguyen. Linh, meaning spirit, soul from Sino-Vietnamese. My dad wanted a traditional name for me to honor…
Vietnamese American
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RT @meenaharris: #MyNameIs Meenakshi. I'm named after the Hindu goddess, as well as my great great grandmother. I come from a long line of…
Linh Nguyen
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RT @BillyBaldwin: #MyNameIs Billy… just Billy.
I’m an Irish mutt who grew up on Long Island.

Get ready for the Scranton knuckle sandwich t…
Meena Harris
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RT @BillyBaldwin: #MyNameIs Billy… just Billy.
I’m an Irish mutt who grew up on Long Island.

Get ready for the Scranton knuckle sandwich t…
Billy Baldwin
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RT @sarkisii: #MyNameIs Maria Vrej Sarkisian. My middle name means revenge. My fedayi ancestors blood runs through me. It means I am bred t…
Maria Vrej Sarkisian
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RT @dammitPuja: #MyNameIs Puja Telikicherla. First part means (broadly) ‘worship’ and surname is a family ancestral place in India (Telegan…
South Asian American
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Hope you’ll take a read on my #MyNameIs story and why this movement resonates so strongly with me and countless others.

Bottom line:
Mockery of ethnic names is racist.
Having your name mocked negatively shapes your identity.
Don’t be the person that does that to someone else. https://t.co/xwaRG2wc8V
Puja Telikicherla
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@ArielElyseGold #MyNameIs is Eden,
Concisely my name means a world full of goodness,
Fortunately,I share this name with a holy Garden that Hashem has created that called Gan Eden.
✡✡💝🇮🇱
Ariel Gold אריאל #JewsAgainstFascism ☮️🔥✡️
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RT @XochitlJulisa: #mynameis Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo. Dad chose Xochitl. It grew on mom over time. It’s Nahuatl for flower. Mom chose Julisa…
LA Words n FlowersLatinx
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RT @evertonblairjr: #MyNameIs Everton, same name as my pops, meaning brave.

Brave in standing up against bullies like Sen. Perdue, brave i…
Everton Blair, Jr.
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Telling @SafewayCanada manager: of all Indians I’ve met w. same name as me, he’s 1st w. diff’t pronunciatn.

He says his IS pronouncd like mine; after years of no-one @ Safeway bothering 2 fix the way they say it, he’s given up. Now says to co-workers: yup, u’re right.
#MyNameIs
YouTube
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#MyNameIs ♥️ https://t.co/fHeTekx7b6
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RT @mayaharris_: Scrolling through #MyNameIs at the end of a long day & it’s giving me life.💜

My name is Maya (magic/illusion) Lakshmi (go…
Maya Harris
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#SUsocialwork #MyNameIs https://t.co/TWGiJtXKAY
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#MyNameIs Debanjan, meaning the eye of the god. My parents wanted my name to be related to something traditional. If my name was pronounced incorrectly it would insult me and god.
South Asian American
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My name means “new beginning”✨ and people refused to pronounce it correctly or learn how to say it so much and often, they made me hate it until about 4 years ago. Then I realized I was first of my name.. there will never be another Conshea Brown 👸🏾 #MyNameIs beautiful 😌 https://t.co/lkqFWiImsi
James Woods
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#MyNameIs Sicco, pronounce Sick-o. From old Gronings Siek, and Germanic Sieg. It means victor. I have overcome all mockery about my surname, which translates to “beer”. It doesn’t mean sick bastard who favors mocking others.
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RT @MoYahgler: #MyNameIs Michelle. My older brother is Michael. I think they just didn't want to think too hard.
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#MyNameIs Vedia La’Tanya!!

@ambermruffin makes it plain! https://t.co/Ku2YW28LQp
amber ruffin
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RT @carbajalsalud: #MyNameIs Salud which means health in Spanish. I'm proud of my name & of my parents who brought me here when I was five.…
Salud CarbajalLatinx
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But since names and the importance of them keep emerging especially this week, here's my evergreen feature on the awkwardness when someone gets your name wrong when in the professional field https://t.co/8bhwxaShPo #MyNameIs
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@CollierForTexas @KamalaHarris #MyNameIs Marequiz (mer-Re-Kizz) you say her name and my name right. Ive had teachers mispronounce my name all my life. They cared about saying my name right by the 2nd week. Youve worked alongside harris for 3 years. Please show our future 20/20 VP more respect.
Mike Collier
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#MyNameIs Keelin (also Caoilainn), an Irish name meaning “slender and fair” bc Irish names are literal as hell.
see also: “skinny white bitch”
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RT @AngelaofA: #MyNameIs Ziegenfelder
There's nothing I'm more proud of now

But my entire life it's been an easy target for bullies & the…
AngelaofAlabama
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RT @dammitPuja: #MyNameIs Puja Telikicherla. First part means (broadly) ‘worship’ and surname is a family ancestral place in India (Telegan…
Puja Telikicherla
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#MyNameIs Shashi Bellamkonda - Shashi means the Moon and my last name originated from the State of Telangana in India means "Sweet Hill".

I accept all pronunciations, as long as they are not rude, cynical, mocking or discriminative.
Shashi Bellamkonde
South Asian American
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RT @carbajalsalud: #MyNameIs Salud which means health in Spanish. I'm proud of my name & of my parents who brought me here when I was five.…
Salud Carbajal
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RT @carbajalsalud: #MyNameIs Salud which means health in Spanish. I'm proud of my name & of my parents who brought me here when I was five.…
Salud Carbajal
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#MyNameIs Garisinau, in javanese means "tinggal belajar"
Actlly its about Garis & Sinau. My life is like Garis, a combination of points that connect each other. Its not straight or also bent. In every points, theres always Sinau or learn. So Garisinau means Learn in every points. https://t.co/4hTpLjZxaq
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RT @PramilaJayapal: #MyNameIs Pramila. It comes from the Sanskrit word “prem” which means love. The name is constantly mispronounced as is…
Pramila Jayapal
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RT @PramilaJayapal: #MyNameIs Pramila. It comes from the Sanskrit word “prem” which means love. The name is constantly mispronounced as is…
Pramila Jayapal
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RT @PramilaJayapal: #MyNameIs Pramila. It comes from the Sanskrit word “prem” which means love. The name is constantly mispronounced as is…
Pramila Jayapal
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RT @SholaMos1: #MyNameIs Adeşola shortened to Sola which I prefer to spell as Shola because the 'ş' is the 'sh' sound. I love my name✊

In…
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
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#MyNameIs Katana. Like the sword.

This is so far the only tweet that will come up when you search '#MyNameIs' and 'Katana' on Twitter. 🙃

And yes, I have had people pronounce it 'Kay-tana'
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IRIS YUVELIR JINGLE or How to pronounce my name #SayMyName #MyNameIs #Jingle #aftereffects #singersongwriter #DiscoverMore https://t.co/6Nqb17jNlW
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Hi #mynameis budi |wow budi doremi?|no!!no!!My middle name is budi my first name is no and my last name is nobudi but you ~I'm wonder girls song TheComment_NET"
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RT @MichelleWKwan: #MyNameIs Michelle Wing Kwan & in Chinese pinyin it's pronounced Guan Ying Shan. It means beautiful, strong and smart. W…
Michelle Kwan
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RT @AAPI_Biden: We can all relate to this kind of backhanded racism—which is still racism and wrong. KAMALA means Lotus Flower in Sanskrit.…
Asian Americans for Biden
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RT @tedlieu: #MyNameIs Ted W. Lieu. The “W” is short for “Win-Ping” which in Mandarin means Cloud of Peace.

Also, make sure you vote. And…
Ted Lieu
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RT @JohnnyEAwesome: ☮️😺 #MyNameIs Harry... https://t.co/re59AcdhXP
Johnny E. Awesome
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RT @MichelleWKwan: #MyNameIs Michelle Wing Kwan & in Chinese pinyin it's pronounced Guan Ying Shan. It means beautiful, strong and smart. W…
Michelle Kwan
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kamala isn't my favorite and i'm a bit late but #MyNameIs lucian, and my middle name is 宸樂 (chen-yue). my first name is lucian, and it means light in latin. my middle name means lighting a room up with happiness. as someone with a unique name, all you ignorant fucks can stfu
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再放送って後2回あるのね!
#倖田來未 #MYNAMEIS https://t.co/0Y3U8bwDI1
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RT @dammitPuja: #MyNameIs Puja Telikicherla. First part means (broadly) ‘worship’ and surname is a family ancestral place in India (Telegan…
Puja Telikicherla
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#MyNameIs Puja Telikicherla. First part means (broadly) ‘worship’ and surname is a family ancestral place in India (Telegana). I was recently referred to as “Paul-can’t-pronounce-this-last-name” by a colleague and subsequently moved on from the university press world.
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RT @saliltripathi: #MyNameIs Salil. It means water in Sanskrit. My mother named me, after a musician whose compositions she loved. I like h…
saliltripathi
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#AMA #IFB #BoycottTanishq #AmericaNeedsPennsylvania #MyNameIs #BABAKADHABA @RajatSharmaLive @PMOIndia @AmitShah https://t.co/98RfPok8zd
Rajat Sharma
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RT @kpedmonds: My daughter’s name is Tiwalòlá. It means “ours is wealth” & it’s one of the many prayers bestowed on her during her naming c…
Kyle P. Edmonds, MD
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@aawayne #MyNameIs Rahfat Hussain. To all the sorry ignoramuses out there - read world history and don’t judge a name because of one dictator. It’s character that matters.
Alex Wayne
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RT @juanamartinez: #MyNameIs Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela
#Vote and let your voice be heard.
#Vota and deja que tu voz se escuche…
Juana 🦋 Martinez-Neal
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#MyNameIs Ivy Shu Xia Li and Li Shu Xia is the name that defines who and where my family is from. Parts of my name are shared with my cousins, and it means the colors of the sunset. I may have an American name, however, my middle and last name shows that my origins deep down.
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personally would like to see more than Jessicas here but like where this is headed #mynameis https://t.co/FgLhueH8RE
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RT @shelleyjlenz: #MyNameIs Lenz-- in colloquial German means SPRINGTIME

On Nov 3rd, it will be Springtime in North Dakota.
Dr. Shelley Lenz
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#MyNameIs Aoife. It’s pronounced EE-fa. It means beauty and radiance in Gaelic. This election, #IWillVote for a respectful and inclusive America by voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
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RT @AhmedMO20: Get an awesome website for your business (or personal) at a very competitive price starting from $250. We also provide prof…
مترجم - Translator
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RT @juanamartinez: #MyNameIs Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela
#Vote and let your voice be heard.
#Vota and deja que tu voz se escuche…
Juana 🦋 Martinez-Neal
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RT @juanamartinez: #MyNameIs Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela
#Vote and let your voice be heard.
#Vota and deja que tu voz se escuche…
Juana 🦋 Martinez-Neal
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RT @SarsAttack3000: #MyNameIs incredibly easy to pronounce, and can now be found on donation receipts to the campaigns of @ossoff @CaptMark…
Sara Chapman
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RT @juanamartinez: #MyNameIs Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela
#Vote and let your voice be heard.
#Vota and deja que tu voz se escuche…
Juana 🦋 Martinez-Neal