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JCC Is it ok to name a white kid Mohamed?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Rox, Oct 23, 2012.

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Is it ok to name a white kid Mohamed?

  1. yes

    17 vote(s)
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  2. no

    2 vote(s)
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  3. what?

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  1. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Here in Salt Lake City there is this radio show on X96 and this woman has a white son and his name is Mohamed. I ask you JC, is that OK? Aren't their racial rules against things like this?


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  2. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Was he Muslim?
     
  3. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    nope
     
  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I'm not sure why non-Muslim parents would name their kid after the prophet. If anything, it's not particularly original. But I don't care.
     
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  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I've seen far, far worse names, so sure - at least that's a real one.
     
  6. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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    Was he an Islam?
     
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  7. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    This is a weird question. Even weirder is "Aren't their racial rules against things like this?". What?
     
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  8. AaylaSecurOWNED

    AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master star 6

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    I'm confused about why you thought the kid's race was more important than his religion in this situation?
     
  9. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Because after the 2008 elections, talking incessantly about how something is "Muslim" is largely the vogue way to fret about colored people who make you uncomfortable.
     
  10. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm not, if I comes off that way I'm sorry. It just strikes me in a weird way that a non Muslim white would have that name.
     
  11. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    No, because it honors a false prophet.

    Same goes for brown kids.

    But it should be legal.
     
  12. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Eh. I'm of the opinion that you should keep your child's name in accordance with your heritage or ethnicity.

    You wouldn't name a Caucasian kid in Pennsylvania "Palashranjan" now would you?
    Or how about "Hao Da Zhong"?
     
  13. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Eh I guess digging a little deeper she has other kids named Festus and Jonesie so maybe she just has a thing for names.
     
  14. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Yeah or what about a person of European descent named for Jews, even thought that ethnic group was historically persecuted in Europe? I mean, can you imagine a white person named John, or Joseph, or Mary, or Jeremiah or Sarah or Joshua or David or Noah or Daniel or Hannah?

    Oh, wait.
     
  15. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    What.
     
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  16. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Doesn't really count, since European names are a bit of a melting pot thanks in part to both the Roman Empire and the Catholic Church. Two thousand years of mingling and trading has a tendency to do that.

    Now if you were to go to 15 CE and name a Roman boy "David", I'm sure there would be some eyebrows raised.


    EDIT - For Clarity. Europe isn't a melting pot, but the spread of names via intermingling civilizations does exist.
     
  17. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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  18. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Don't tell that to the thousands of people of Asian heritage in my area with Anglo names. Or (ugh) your governor "Bobby" Jindal.

    Why would it be so bad? Yes, a European-looking kid with a Hindu name would raise eyebrows in the United States, but is it wrong just because it's unusual? It's perfectly acceptable for people of other ethnicities here to have "white" names.
     
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  19. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Who's half Samoan/half African American)
     
  20. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Lots of Hispanic people call their kids Jesus, even though Jesus was a blond haired, Anglo-Saxon Republican...
     
  21. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    No, you're thinking of Joshua, Ender. And that's totally a white person name. That probably surfs.
     
  22. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Anyone naming their kid Jesus is weird considering that's not a name. If you want to name your kid after the founder of Christianity and you insist on using the English version of his name, he should be called Joshua since, you know... that was his name :-B
     
  23. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Anyway why can't people name their kids are fictional entities? Remember when kids in the early 80's were called Luke? Same thing.
     
  24. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    What.
     
  25. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes, white people! Stop naming your kids Cyrus! That's ours, what's the matter with you?

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