an independent man who avoids conformity
It takes nonconformist parents to give their son such a distinctive, attention-getting name as Maverick. A name like that will probably help shape a boy’s identity, rendering him to be independent, someone who doesn’t follow the crowd unless it’s what he wants to do. That was the case with the 19th-century Texas rancher Samuel Maverick, who refused to brand his cattle and whose surname the word “maverick” is derived from. The word and name are pure American, as is the basketball team the Dallas Mavericks.
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