Every family has a long and winding history, for better or worse, so when grandparents finally open up about long-hold secrets it's best to pull up a chair and soak in all of the juice.
Even if your immediate family is straight-laced and seems lacking in dark or exciting history, if you trace back far enough you're likely to stumble upon an ancestor with fascinating stories.
I’m Vietnamese and I’m named Mac.
I always thought it was weird to have basically a Scottish name as an Asian. I had thought it would be more appropriate on a big trucker dude, rather than a little Asian guy.
Growing up though, I knew my grandpa always had this real fascination about it. I know my name popped up in some of his memoirs and writing, but didn’t know why. He even named his WiFi password after it. I couldn’t read Vietnamese so I never understood the significance of it. As a kid I never bothered asking why.