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  1. #6
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    I'm pretty meh about India. I don't overthink it if I hear it on someone else, but I do think it has the potential to offend/annoy some people. It does have a beautiful sound though!

    I think Margaret makes a ton of sense with Will, and I love the nickname Maggie! Margo is also a favorite, and is potentially a bit spunkier. You might consider Margery if you want something slightly more unexpected, and I think you could still use Maggie as a nickname.
    Tara, proud mama to a Honey Badger
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    I never knew it was controversial ) whoops. But it's not my style anyways. I would say that I like it for someone else's kid but I guess you may not want to give your kid a name people will think is inappropriate? Idk. I like Cora Margaret! If you like Indie as nn you can go Indigo

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    The colonial, imperialistic elements of a white kid named India wouldn't make me think the parents were more "cultured" than someone who found it a bit odd or, frankly, in poor taste.

    Even if your MIL isn't up on style generally, this might be one of those "even stopped clocks are right twice a day" situations.

    Cora is pretty. You might also like Coralie?

    Corinne is a nice middle name as the 2nd syllable emphasis makes it flow well with a lot of firsts, without being as expected as something predictable like Marie.

    If what you like about India is the upscale British sound, you might like something like Imogen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripedsocks View Post
    The colonial, imperialistic elements of a white kid named India wouldn't make me think the parents were more "cultured" than someone who found it a bit odd or, frankly, in poor taste.

    Even if your MIL isn't up on style generally, this might be one of those "even stopped clocks are right twice a day" situations.
    I agree with this. India has a pretty sound, but its history of usage as a first name makes me wary of using it.

    I love Corinne. I vote Corinne with a possible nn Cora.
    Gareth: 05.2012
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    I agree with your inlaws on some degree.

    If you don't have any ties to India, it shouldn't be used as a name for your child. It's...I can't recall the word, but something along the lines of insulting by degrading or something like that.

    I don't agree with using names of countries on children who have no ties to it. India is a country with a rich history, and a lot of controversies.
    Laurel - 21 - Toronto





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