WHAT IF WE HAD NO NAMES? I was just wondering. Why do we have names? What if we had no names? Look at animals. They recognize each other by smell or growling or face or things like that. We gave them names at our sweet will-lion, tiger, leopard, elephant, and monkey, Similarly, we named the trees, birds, mountains, and rivers, and the list is long. Even as toddlers when we had not learned to speak we talked to each other in that peculiar voice. Even we felt no need for words. We recognized each other as animals do. We talked to each other as animals do. We are either he or she or maybe in between. We can recognize each other by face when in person or voice. Are we more human because we have names and we know to speak in one or the other language? Would we be lesser in any sense? The names we carry were given to us by our parents or elders. They did not realize that names could create confusion. A lot of persons have the same names and even surnames. Some names do not mean anything. Some names are simply ornamental. Some names are just awful. Those who carry such names wish they had no names at all. And then we named our Gods and religion. Our names define our religion and caste, the root cause of all disputes and divides. Why humans only needed names? It is one thing to put the animals, birds, trees, etc to help us put them in groups and recognize but it is so awful to put them in religion or caste groups.