“What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”.
This familiar quote is from Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet. The reference is to Romeo’s family where Juliet is arguing that it doesn’t matter that he is from the rival house of Montague. Regardless of his name, she loves him.
This line is often quoted out of context to imply “there is nothing in a name.” This is often used in religious discussions, to suggest one name is just as good as another name. Of course, if you’re going to quote Shakespeare, remember the Bard of Avon also said this about a good name in his play Othello Continue reading