Tag Archives: Growth


Names

Main Piece: Interviewer: Can you tell me how your children get their names? Informant: Yes. Traditionally, in our Native ways, someone may change their name 2-4 times throughout the course of their life. Interviewer: You mean they would get nicknames? Informant: No, they would change their names. When they are born they may be given… Continue Reading »

Planting a Tree: Russian Birth Tradition

“After a child is born, both the parents and the grandparents on both sides, specifically the men in each relationship, plant a tree on the day of the birth. They do this mainly to promote the growth and strength of the child, but they also name the tree in accordance to the characteristics they want… Continue Reading »