Name Schmame

I mentioned before how my name is very similar to a common Muslim name, Asha, that many girls have here. It has caused me no small confusion as to whether I am the Asha that is wanted or one of the other numerous Ashas in the area is being called. This is not helped by the fact that people call me different things (Asha, Ashez, Ashla, Aisha, Ashlee) so I am constantly turning one way or the other, afraid to mistake a greeting or summons.

Realizing how much trouble I have listening for my name only (even if it manifests itself in many variations), I have been amazed at the naming system here…

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