I've been thinking a lot about names for the last few days. I got to read 340 names of graduates at our graduation yesterday. I don't have much patience for people who say things like "Whoa, that's a weird name!" or who make fun of the names parents give their kids. I think of names as the first gift parents give a child, and I'm thankful for the chance to be the last person at my school who says graduates' names in an official capacity.