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


Is it ok to name a white kid Mohamed?

  1. yes

    17 vote(s)
  2. no

    2 vote(s)
  3. what?

    12 vote(s)
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  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Feb 18, 2001
    I know, right. Jesus Jones is stunned!
  2. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

    Feb 18, 2001
    "Good Big Middle"?
  3. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 9, 2003
    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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    Yes, just like Evan is not a name. I'm really just John. :p
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  5. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 19, 1999
    Is it OK to bestow the name Mohammed on a kid in Salt Lake City?
  6. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

    Jul 20, 2008
    "Bobby" was his own choice, according to him. His legal name is Piyush Jindal.
  7. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 11, 2004
    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.
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  8. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

    Oct 3, 2003
    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

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

    Jul 31, 2002
    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

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    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?
  11. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 24, 2000
    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

    Valairy Scot Backpacking One Pack a Day Mod of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 16, 2005
    True story - a businessman named "Hogg."

    Had a daughter "Ima" and "Youra."

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

    Dec 16, 2010
    um, wat?
    Racial rules?
    And the usual religious spelling is Muhammad.
  14. Ramza

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

    Jul 13, 2008
    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.
  15. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

    Jun 28, 2006
    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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