“How Do You Call Yourself?”

We are all “labeled” with a name at birth. How much do we identify with our name?

The “¿Como te Llamas?” is a play on the artist’s own last name and a look into what makes up a name. This series is about identity, unity and understanding as we are all brought together as… llamas.

  • Submit your name. Tell me if you identify with your name and where it came from.
  • One black and white llama painting or drawing is created for each unique name.
  • Find your llama with your name to share and comment.
  • The llamas are available to order as fine art prints as well as a few licensed products.
  • Proceeds from art sales will continue to fund this series and exhibitions.

Thank you for your participation,

Kristin Llamas, Artist

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Do you relate to your name? Become part of the ¿Como Te Llamas? Project.

Find your name on the list or Submit it.

Order fine art prints, mugs, shirts and more of your favorite llamas.

Find Your Llama & Comment About Your Name:

The goal for this series is to start a conversation; examine what we call ourselves, what our name means? Where did our name come from… and most importantly, how we relate to our names.

Submit Your Name!

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Carrie

Carrie Mills. When I was young I wished my mom had named me Cindy…for some reason I presently do not recall. I was named after my Aunt Cecilia. They took the initial C from her name.

CarrieNashvilleView Llama
Hilary

I do identify to my nickname Hil. My fist name is not named after anyone. Only my middle name.

HilaryFranklin, TNView Llama
Stephanie

When I was young I was a tomboy and wishes but I had a cool name like Josephine, so my nickname would be Jo. Think Jo March on little women. But I feel as if I couldn’t have been named anything else. Steph just seems to fit. I wasn’t named after anyone.

StephanieRochesterView Llama
Milton

When you posted this question, it was the first time I had ever asked myself that. Milton has been a family name on both sides for as far back as anyone can remember. Everyone says that it is an old man’s name, and maybe it is.

MiltonFranklinView Llama
Rachel

Rachel – from the Hebrew meaning “ewe”. She is vivacious, small and attractive with quiet intelligent strength. A calming influence in stressful situations.

RachelNashvilleView Llama
Julie

Yes, I like my first name and feel like a Julie. I was not named after anyone, though I share my middle name with an aunt and great aunt who was also my godmother.

JulieHowellView Llama
Jay

Named after my father, my grandfather wanted a boy so I’m named after him. My first name is James After 3 generations of James, people started calling me Jay. So, I legally changed it to do. My nephew is named James, we call him J.J.

JayNashvilleView Llama
Bruce

I was named after my father, but my whole life I have identified with it and I like the fact that there aren’t too many Bruce’s out there

BruceRochester, NYView Llama
Steve

I relate to, “Coach” or “G” way more than my name. Really it’s just family and a few friends who call me Steve.

SteveLivonia, NYView Llama
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