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April 1st, 2013 12:37 AM #1Senior Member
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- Jun 2010
Cultural Appropriation and Naming
Occasionally the idea of cultural appropriation is brought up in naming forums, and I was wondering what the general consensus was about what is/is not acceptable. Most often, the claim is made against names that are actually offensive when used outside of the group of origin- i.e., Cohen, India, et cetera. But could names with religious connotations- Bodhi or Krishna, for example- also be considered offensive if used by people with little or no knowledge of the principles of that religion? Would it even extend to foreign secular names like Abdul or Sauda? I'm interested in your thoughts!