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June 27th, 2012 02:00 PM #11
lol, I live in Los Angeles which has a Huge Asian population.
Ever since I was a little kid I've known Asian kids with English names - John's and Norah's and Tina's and Zoe's and Abe's and Michelle's and every kind of American name.
If you're born and raised in that culture I don't think there's any reason to question using a name from that culture, no matter what you look like.
Last edited by kala_way; June 27th, 2012 at 02:33 PM.
June 27th, 2012 02:10 PM #13Senior Member
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I live in canada, where every 2nd asian child is named lily,molly or mia. Name your child the name you love best, whatever it is.Natacha - mother to Geneva Simone and Marlena CarysRunning all my names past http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/a site that surveys people with the same name.
Boys: Archer Sloan or Merrick
Girls: Indira Maren or Sloan
June 27th, 2012 05:51 PM #15Senior Member
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What stuck out for me wasn't just that your mom thought you should use an Asian name but that if not she thought you should use "super normal and formal name". I think many a grandma would prefer what she considered a normal name for her grandbaby; it's part of a generational naming-gap. So I wouldn't worry too much about your mom's advice and go with a name that you and your fiance love.Mom of Paul, Clare, Mark, Katharine, James, and expecting Andrew Lawrence
June 27th, 2012 06:06 PM #17I have completely random and eclectic taste in everything, including names.
June 27th, 2012 06:55 PM #19
I agree, it's not really a problem, imo. I don't know a ton of Asian people, but there were a lot of Korean exchange students in my boarding high school, and when they came to America at least half of them took on English/Biblical names--Noah, Sarah, Eddie, Samson, etc. I'm not sure if it was because they wanted to or if they thought it would be easier, but they obviously had the option to hold onto their name so I would think it was something they wanted. I had a friend in middle/high school whose parents were from China/Indonesia, so she was fully Asian, and her first name was Ariana. Her adopted little brother (who was fully Chinese, I believe) was named Aaron. So I don't think it's really an issue, but if you want to hold onto your culture, maybe you could use it as a MN? I'm not sure which Asian nationality you are, but if you wanted to honor your husband's Japanese culture, you could do something like Isobel Amaya or Isobel Hana, perhaps? Amaya and Hana are a lovely Japanese names. Or Jia-li or Mei if you're part Chinese? Or Linh if you're Vietnamese? I think using a MN to honor your heritage would be a great way to remember your past but also let you use the names you really love right now.
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