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Denver Woman Changes Name In Honor Of Her Nephew, Brother, As She Reflects On Gun Violence

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Vikki Strong, of Denver, never felt connected to her middle name, Andrea. So she officially changed it, partially to honor the death of her nephew, Michael, who died after he was shot at the age of 13 in 1975. "My nephew's name was Michael and my brother's name was Raymond. So I'm changing my name to Micharae. Kind of a combo. And so every time I sign my name, I'm gonna think of them very fondly," said Strong.