Given Names

by ABC Radio National

What do our names say about us? Produced by Tiger Webb, Given Names is a four-part series focussing on ‘the hidden stories behind something all of us have – yet rarely think twice about’, aired on Radio National’s Showcase.

Webb, who works as the ABC’s language researcher, is perfectly placed to helm this exploration of names and the stories they hold. Listen out for some super sweet tape, where Tiger talks to his Mum about the origins of his own slightly unconventional name.