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What is 'name sign'? And how to sign 'name sign' in American Sign Language?
Deaf people and members of Deaf community as well as deaf children in deaf day and residential schools have name signs given by Deaf community members. Deaf parents also give their children name signs.
ASL sign for "name sign"
Meaning: a personal name that identify a person in sign language.
Related signs: NAME, SURNAME, FORENAME, SIGN LANGUAGE.
Name signs of Deaf notables
Here are some examples of name signs of notable Deaf people: Laurent Clerc, Nyle Dimarco, Liisa Kauppinen, Jolanta Lapiak, Paddy Ladd, Forrest Nickerson, Laurene Simms, George Veditz, etc.
Name signs of hearing notables
Few hearing notables such as presidents are given name signs. While, the others are members of Deaf community. Here are some name signs: Barack Obama, Gallaudet, William Stokoe, ...
Q: "How do you make a sign name?"
Name sign in Deaf culture is a gift usually given to hearing members by Deaf members of Deaf community. See the tutorial page name sign gifting, including types of names, how name signs are created, when they are used, etc.