Before You Read “What’s in a Name?”

Before you read What’s in a Name?, you may want to introduce the book by saying something like:

Individual child:  What is your name?  Do you know how you got your name?  Today we are going to read a book entitled, “What’s in a Name?”  We will find out why names are important.

Classroom setting:  How do you know the teacher wants you to answer a question?  The teacher calls your name; each of you has a name.  Today we are going to read a book entitled, “What’s in a Name?”  Listen carefully so you can learn why names are important.



Pronunciation of Names:

Akil (AH-keel)
Jamal (jah-MAL)
Karim (KAH-reem)
Adhira (uh-DHEE-rah) with the r slightly rolled
Kalyani (kul-YAH-nee)
Sahay (suh-HI) emphasize the “s” sound
Jia (JEE-ah)
Jerenne (JAH-reen)
Kaiya (KI-ya) KI ryhmes with buy
Sasha (SAH-shah)
Paloma (pah-LOW-ma)
Kyoko (key-ya-OH-key-oh)