Most people have a story associated with their name.
In pairs students discuss:
- How you got your name.
- Is there any special meaning attached to your name?
- Discuss the family background to your name.
- Names of other people in your family - are there any stories connected with these?
- If you could change your name, what name would you choose and why?
I've found this to be quite a successful warmer and in some cases take up the whole lesson as students move around asking questions relating to names.
The etymology and history behind first names from Behind the Name: www.behindthename.com