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February 21st, 2013 12:43 AM #21Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
For me, it's not about not having ties to the country, it's about colonialism. India started gaining popularity in the West as a name during the British Raj. It was considered posh for upper-class families with economic ties to India to name their daughters after the country. The British ruled purely for economic interest, and their occupation was marred by violence and racism. As beautiful as the name sounds, that's a very uncomfortable history to be associated with- to me, it's just as bad as Cohen.