Taking the name ‘Francis’, after the 12th Century saint, was significant for Pope Francis. Inheriting names is a common practice for many nations in the world - including us in Africa. The process, though, has its own demands. I have noticed that people who have inherited names feel their talents, and the talents of the one whose name they get, have got to continue to grow and shine. I personally know the beauty of inheriting a name as I have been named after my great-grandmother and I value every little story about her. The Pope clearly has adopted St Francis’s qualities. His love for ecology, his generous self-giving and openheartedness - are just a few worth mentioning.