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Stock, H.F. (1977). Psychoanalytic Review. LXII, 1975-1976: Identity and Name Changes. Avner Falk. Pp. 647-658.. Psychoanal Q., 46:348-349.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychoanalytic Review. LXII, 1975-1976: Identity and Name Changes. Avner Falk. Pp. 647-658.

(1977). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 46:348-349

Psychoanalytic Review. LXII, 1975-1976: Identity and Name Changes. Avner Falk. Pp. 647-658.

Howard F. Stock

Falk contends that the name given to a person can reflect societal, familial, and parental customs, wishes, and expectations and that children live up to (identify

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with) the expectations embodied in their names. He states that a name change by a adult can reflect a desire to change an identity or to deny a relationship, or it can reflect a lack of a true sense of identity. The author, writing in Israel, gives many interesting examples of names changed because of the desire to enter and identify with the new culture, as well as biblical examples.

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Article Citation

Stock, H.F. (1977). Psychoanalytic Review. LXII, 1975-1976. Psychoanal. Q., 46:348-349

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