How to sign name in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Sign Instructions:

Tap the side of the middle finger of your dominant hand onto the side of the index finger of your non-dominant hand a couple of times.

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Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of name

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of name

End of Sign

Final Frame of name

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for name
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for name
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Give name/reputation

Sign Instructions:

Bring the side of the middle finger of your dominant hand onto the side of the index finger of your non-dominant hand and then move your dominant hand back to its original position.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of name

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of name

End of Sign

Final Frame of name

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for name
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for name
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

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