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Choosing a baby name to reflect one’s culture and heritage

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14:  (L-R) Kim Kardashian, North West and Kanye West attend the Alexander Wang Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Pier 94 on February 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
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(L-R) Kim Kardashian, North West and Kanye West attend the Alexander Wang Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Pier 94 on February 14, 2015 in New York City.

Our names say a lot about us. They’re more than what we are known to the world, and more often than not, they are reflections of family, cultural and ethnic histories and traditions inscrutable to the outside world.

Our names say a lot about us. They’re more than what we are known to the world, and more often than not, they are reflections of family, cultural and ethnic histories and traditions inscrutable to the outside world.

Los Angeles is as diverse a place as they come. If you are a parent, how did your culture or heritage inform the name you gave to your child? If you are from a biracial, bicultural family, how does your name mirror that background? What do you know about your name? Call in and let us know!

Guest:

Pamela Redmond Satran, co-operator of the baby name website Nameberry. She is the author of the novel, “Younger,” the inspiration behind an upcoming TV series that debuts on TV Land in March.

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