My paternal grandmother and her siblings were born in the same Pennsylvanian town. They were first generation American born children of Italian immigrants. When they entered school, their teachers changed all of their names. Amalia, Yolanda and Adelena became Nellie, Helen and Evelyn, respectively. Their brothers Olivero and Armando had the terminal vowels dropped from their names to Anglicize them. They were all forever known by those names outside of their family. In the film, "Amadeus," the emperor found Mozart's beautiful music contained "too many notes." Educators found my relative's beautiful names contained too many syllables.