Discussion in 'Community' started by Rox, Oct 23, 2012.
I know, right. Jesus Jones is stunned!
"Good Big Middle"?
But the spread of names between intermingling Euro-American and Muslim civilizations doesn't exist?
I get where you're coming from, but cultural exchange isn't something that only happens over millennia, it happens every day. American culture is already a completely klepto culture, whether or not that's a good thing, I suppose, is a matter of opinion.
Yes, just like Evan is not a name. I'm really just John.
Is it OK to bestow the name Mohammed on a kid in Salt Lake City?
"Bobby" was his own choice, according to him. His legal name is Piyush Jindal.
Is it OK to name a white kid:
Jasmine (you tell all your strippers we want our name back)
The first four above examples are Persian in origin. The last two are Arabic.
It's a free country (mostly) so you can call someone whatever you want, heck if you want to call a child Ding Dong Head that should be your right.
I'd feel bad for the child, but that's not my problem.
I'm with SithLordDarthRichie on this. Knew a kid named Stick. His last name was Round, his middle initial was "A." Felt sorry for the kid, but not my problem. My best friend from high school had only the letter "J" on her birth certificate. Her given name is Jinx, but the Catholic hospital where she was born would not let her dad put "Jinx" on the form for the official birth certificate.
I'm uncomfortable with allowing parents to call their kids anything they want-- at least when it veers into "Metallica" (which I recall Sweden not allowing) territory. That's likely 18 years of the kid's life. He has to endure enough of his parents' stupidity as it is.
Why is it better if someone ridiculously chooses to name himself after a Brady Bunch character?
So my wife tells me that her husband is from Egypt so I think my dumbassness is done for the day. Like she couldn't have mentioned this like 12 hours ago? Way to be a racist Rox, way to go.
Edit: You can lock this, if someone wants to start a thread on unconventional kids names go right ahead.
True story - a businessman named "Hogg."
Had a daughter "Ima" and "Youra."
And the usual religious spelling is Muhammad.
Mohamed is a typically considered an acceptable variant, although it's getting a bit archaic.
He was also Governor of Texas, although the Youra bit is an urban legend.
I hope the son was named Boss.
I have seen so many unfortunate kids names when I was doing school photography. I don't really think there's any valid way to put a policy to control for how parents name kids. So just.... let it happen.