Why do we have names

Photo Credit: Colin Behrens 

Why do we have names? I wonder. 

Why do we have names? You ask me.

We have names, my child. 

We have names, I tell you.

To be called that name.

When a demand is placed on us to recount.

To recount what we have done.

Be it good or evil.

That, my daughter.

That is why we have names

                                    - 'Names' by Jumi Eniola Odepe

Jumoke Eniola Odepe