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What's in a Name?

I wanted to write a bit about my name. The name on my profile is my real name. I’m not sure if my parents did this on purpose, but look at my name: snemelc leumas. Now, read it from right to left. It says Samuel Clemens. In school when I learned Mark Twain’s real name I immediately noticed it was my name spelled backward. I asked my mom about it but she said it wasn’t intentional. I guess it could be a coincidence, but it seems a strange one to me. And what are the odds that I enjoy writing and my name is that of a famous writer spelled backward. I guess being from a foreign country and all it is possible my parents didn’t even know who Mark Twain was, but it is cool when I see the name.

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arthurchappell wrote on March 17, 2015, 1:02 PM

Extremely unlikely to be a coincidence with such a long name but it is a great name and a fantastic story and inspired by such a fabulous writer too - Not expecting anyone to be called Lleppah Ruhtra after me any time soon though

peachpurple wrote on April 19, 2015, 2:12 AM

yeah, indeed a cool name, after a famous person. Lucky you