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September 3rd, 2012 09:55 AM #26Senior Member
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I think it's nice when people use Christian names, Christian or otherwise. Kudos to you for choosing Evangeline over a butchering of Hayleigh!
That being said, I'm personally a fan of Biblical names. Names of Indian goddesses? Not so much. But it's a matter of personal style. I'd champion for someone naming their daughter Ruth over Veda any day, but not because I find either offensive.Proud author of Kissimmee, Orlando, Mary, Adam, Mississippi, Micah, Georgette, Evelyn, Diane, Millicent, Maybeline, Prudence and so many many more
September 3rd, 2012 09:59 AM #28
pet peeves: nicknames as given names; unconventional spellings; masculine names on girls
not-so-guilty pleasures: five-syllable girls' names; virtue and nature names; over-the-top antique names for boys
(if i repeat name suggestions in a thread, it's because i like them! no apologies here for repeats of great names! )
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September 3rd, 2012 10:11 AM #30Senior Member
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I am not offended in the least by non- Christians/Catholics/Jews using Bible (or Torah) names. In fact, I think it's great. I do think it's strange when I run across a little Jonah or Phoebe or Amos whose mom has never heard the history of those names before. But it's fun telling them about the name's connection to my faith! However, I would never dream of using a name clearly connected to another faith.
September 3rd, 2012 10:55 AM #32
I'm not offended by atheists/agnostics using names like Christian, Emmanuel, Evangeline or any other Biblical name. It would confuse me a bit but I wouldn't get ticked off. Even the name Jesus is popular in the Hispanic community (albeit with a different pronunciation). What I would find insulting as a Catholic, is someone calling their child Messiah. I don't find that appropriate at all.All the best,
September 3rd, 2012 11:07 AM #34