In France, his name is HOUSE

Chateau Harrell was kind of named after his father.

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Chateau Harrell was kind of named after his father.

Alaila Morris, Sports Editor

“If I could change my name, I would change it to Kenny, only because it is easier to pronounce,” said freshman Chateau Harrell.

Harrell, who graduated from Crystal Middle School last year, has an unusual name. It is pronounced “shot – toe,” and is the French word for house.

It may be a challenge for some people to pronounce, but Harrell likes his name because it’s different. He has never met anyone else who has his name, except his father, whom he was named after. His father, however, does not spell it in the French manner, but Harrell’s name does come with a II to signify that he is the second with that first name.

“Even though the majority people mispronounce it, that doesn’t change my mind on how much I like my name.”

Harrell is involved in school activities so he’s very “into the school spirit,” he said. He plays basketball on the junior varsity (JV) team and plays the flute for band.

After high school, Harrell wants to attend Sacramento State and “possibly get a scholarship,” he said.

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