Is calling children by their order of birth a common custom among other ethnic groups? For example, in Ho-Chunk, I am known as (phonetically spelled) He Nu, which means first daughter. My older brother was Ku Nu, and my second oldest brother was Hey Na. That is all my De Ga and Ga Ga, and Chüoinees would ever call me. Trust me, that was really confusing at a big Ho-Chunk Pow-wow or feast to have someone yell “He Nu!” Because me and 10 other girls would look around.

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