"What's In a Name" by William Shakespeare

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This is one of the parts from "Juliet and Romeo" that I like most...

Juliet.
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

Romeo.
[Aside.] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

Juliet.
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;--
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;

So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title:--Romeo, doff thy name;
And for that name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.

Romeo.
I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I'll be new baptiz'd;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.

Juliet.
What man art thou that, thus bescreen'd in night,
So stumblest on my counsel?

Romeo.
By a name
I know not how to tell thee who I am:
My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself,
Because it is an enemy to thee.
Had I it written, I would tear the word.

Juliet.
My ears have yet not drunk a hundred words
Of that tongue's utterance, yet I know the sound;
Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague?

Romeo.
Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike.

Juliet.
How cam'st thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?
The orchard walls are high and hard to climb;
And the place death, considering who thou art,
If any of my kinsmen find thee here.

Romeo.
With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls;
For stony limits cannot hold love out:
And what love can do, that dares love attempt;
Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me.
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"Life ain't easy for a boy named Sue" -Johnny Cash

Though "name" is a difficult to define word, the best I could make is "a word that a person is called by".

Mainly a name is verbal, "John, Juan, or Jean", other times it can be an action, as in ASL names.

They are used to identify a person. When the boy named Sue is "called", the image of a girl is conjured and a rebuttal must be made from the boy to define himself in their head... OR he must learn to deal with the fact that he is thought of as a girl. Would this turn him into a recluse?

Shakespeare discusses a rose having its name changed, but it is an inanimate object, unaffected by social influence.

I could continue with my mental rabbit hole, but I'll let other users pick up from here.

what he is saying that "a name has no meaning" he is saying that its the same as a rose , even if you give it another name eg. poop. it will still smell the same , look the same and that it be any different.