My whole name is Alexander Tyrieq Williams. My mother since she was little always wanted to name her son Tyrieq. Not in that spelling in particular but just that name. When my mother and my father started thinking of names, my dad wanted to have the spelling of my name different than anybody. That’s how I got the spelling of Tyrieq. My first name is Alexander. My aunt came up with the name of Alexander. At first my name was going to be Tyrieq Alexander Williams. But my dad thought that Alexander Tyrieq Williams would sound more sophisticated.

-Alexander, Kernersville, NC