Name Game

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45 min.


  • The learner can ask and give information.
  • The learner can tell a story, using different domains of storytelling: the universal, personal and emotional domain.


  • Divide the group into pairs.
  • Let each pair ask and answer the three questions below.
  • How did you get your name? (personal domain)
  • Do you like your name? (emotional domain)
  • What is the meaning of your name? (universal domain)
  • Ask who wants to share their ‘name story’.


  • Ask who wants to share the story s/he has heard.
  • Stress the importance of asking for permission to share someone’s story. Although it may seem like a mere formality, it underlines the sensitivity of dealing with personal stories.