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?

yes 17 vote(s) 54.8%
no 2 vote(s) 6.5%
what? 12 vote(s) 38.7%
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  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I know, right. Jesus Jones is stunned!
  2. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    "Good Big Middle"?
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  3. Sauntaero Force Ghost

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    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.
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Yes, just like Evan is not a name. I'm really just John. :p
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  5. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Is it OK to bestow the name Mohammed on a kid in Salt Lake City?
  6. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    "Bobby" was his own choice, according to him. His legal name is Piyush Jindal.
  7. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2004
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    Is it OK to name a white kid:

    Cyrus
    Darius
    Jasmine (you tell all your strippers we want our name back)
    Roxane
    Leila
    Farrah

    ?

    The first four above examples are Persian in origin. The last two are Arabic.
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  8. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    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.
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  9. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    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.
  10. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    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?
    Last edited by Darth Guy, Oct 24, 2012
  11. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    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.
  12. Valairy Scot Force Ghost

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    True story - a businessman named "Hogg."

    Had a daughter "Ima" and "Youra."
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  13. WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Grand Master

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    um, wat?
    Racial rules?
    And the usual religious spelling is Muhammad.
  14. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    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.
    Last edited by Ramza, Oct 24, 2012
  15. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    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.
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