RuPaul Thinks Kids Should Choose Their Own Name When They Turn 13

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RuPaul Thinks Kids Should Choose Their Own Name When They Turn 13

When Rach asked RuPaul whether there is a special meaning to his name, here's what he had to say:

"It's my real name. My mother gave me that name; she and my father were from Louisiana," RuPaul says. "Her background is Creole-French, so the 'Ru' part of my name has to do with the roux — it's not spelled the same way — but the roux of a gumbo." 

RuPaul adds that, "There's a rhythm to names, so you have to be careful with them."

"I always think, if you have a baby you should name it either John or Jane and then by the time they're 13 — maybe for their bar mitzvah — they get to choose the name that they want. Because the rhythm of who a person is doesn't really make itself known [right away.]"

"It evolves as the person evolves," Rach agrees.

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