Names are factors used in identify specific individuals and the family lines we descend from. Many cultures do give their children long names for that reason as a religious, traditional or cultural habit.
I have a long (longer than I am tall) formal name that I almost never use but, this name is a common practice (it was in my childhood and youth) amoung the Hebrew and Jewish people. I know people who are of Castillian decent who have long names and some Eastern Indian and Native Americans.
I think we (human beings) just like to have a whole nest of names around ourselves because in them we know who we are and from whom we come and where we are going, and it is a legacy we can pass down generation to generation, that is only lost when the particular name is no longer used or so changed it is unrecognizable.
Of all the names I have, and have been called the one I love best is simply "redeemed".
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