by Hemanth Nalamothu

How do you answer this?

A recent conversation with a family member, who didn’t know that I use an “American” name, led to some self-reflection on names: the ones we use and the ones given to us. And what it all means.

I was on my way to a Super Bowl party this past weekend in Minneapolis. My cousin and his wife had driven up from Chicago to be around the festivities. We were desperately trying to get out of…