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  1. #1
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    Would you name your child something religious?

    I know a Christian who never goes to church, but a Faith whose parents are there every Sunday. Cohen is a popular name on nameberry, and I know some people find it offensive. How do you feel about names like these? Would you use them?
    Anastasia, Tessa, Marina, Stella
    Connor, Rhett, Corbin, Grayson

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    Let's not re-open the Cohen debate AGAIN, please.

    I wouldn't give my kids a religious name because, well, I'm an atheist. They'll be free to choose whatever beliefs suit them best. I would give them names that represent neutral values or figures I admire from literature and history.

    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Winifred or Simon Atlas | Atlas Dov or Alice Violetta | Lucien Wilde or Lucinda Jane | Jane Lucinda or Jack Mariner | Marlowe Charles or Roscoe Thomas | Charles ' Charlie' Wallace or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Eloise Lily or Elliot Darwin | Iris Cordelia or Thea Marina | Jasper Augustus or Juniper 'June' Lovelace | Julian Felix or Judah 'Jude' Reeve

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    Quote Originally Posted by augusta_lee View Post
    Let's not re-open the Cohen debate AGAIN, please.

    I wouldn't give my kids a religious name because, well, I'm an atheist. They'll be free to choose whatever beliefs suit them best. I would give them names that represent neutral values or figures I admire from literature and history.
    That being said, would you name him say, Christian, just being you like that sound even though you don't support the religion?
    Anastasia, Tessa, Marina, Stella
    Connor, Rhett, Corbin, Grayson

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    I only use them

    Then again, I'm religious.

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    DH is somewhat religious, he goes to church once every few moths but firmly believes in God. I, on the hand, am not very religious at all, more agnostic than anything. However almost every name I like has a biblical connection. It doesn't bother me at all. A name is a name, I don't care where it came from.
    If I had a baby right now they'd be:
    Isaac
    or
    Blaire

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