How does Bud fulfill the meaning of his name throughout the course of the novel?

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At the beginning of the novel, Bud recalls a conversation he had with his mother about his name. She would remind him that his name was Bud and that he should never let anyone call him Buddy. She told him that Buddy was a dog's name and that when people...

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At the beginning of the novel, Bud recalls a conversation he had with his mother about his name. She would remind him that his name was Bud and that he should never let anyone call him Buddy. She told him that Buddy was a dog's name and that when people call him Buddy they are being "false-friendly." She then told him that a bud is a "flower-to-be" that is waiting for the right love and warmth to unfold. Throughout the novel, Bud refuses to allow people to call him Buddy and develops friendships with various caring individuals. Eventually, Bud travels to Grand Rapids, where he meets his grandfather, Herman Calloway. The Dusky Devastators of the Depression take Bud into their group, and he becomes a part of their family. Bud fulfills the meaning of his name by finding a home full of caring, sympathetic individuals. Bud is happy to be surrounded by people who support and love him. Myers implies that Bud will enjoy a life full of happiness where he will blossom into a talented, morally upright young man. 

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