My mother converted to Christianity when I was very young. She became a church elder and she was the one who helped bring Christianity to our village and helped establish a church under a tree. So at that time we were being told that to become Christian, you must get a name that is also “Christian”, basically a foreign name. So she called herself Hellen, and then the wife of arap Mitei, that is my father. So you must have a name to be baptized with.