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Liu Kang tells Cole about his career at Wu Shi Academy:

Liu Kang: I met Lord Raiden. Kung Lao and I have served together. Upon graduation, I was given a name of a man.

What does "name of a man" mean?

Source: Mortal Kombat (2021) – Transcript.

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    Source please! It probably means there is some tradition in the academy of receiving a new name when you graduate, you lose your name as a child and get your "man's name". In other words it is completely literal. but I don't know this unless because I don't know the context
    – James K
    Jun 26, 2021 at 6:20
  • @JamesK Looks like the source is Mortal Kombat (2021) – Transcript. Jun 26, 2021 at 6:23

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It is literal, I suppose.

In the Mortal Kombat games, Liu Kang is found in a gutter, he is an orphan and nameless. He trains at a martial arts academy, and I suppose he gets a name when he graduates, which is his man's name. "Liu Kang" is a name of a man.

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I guess it means a title. For example, it is frequent that in popular novels warriors are given the names of 'snake', 'wolf' etc. when they earned fame.

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