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  1. #16
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    Oh wow. This question is about fifty different minds of problematic...
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  2. #18
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    I agree too. My friend has a daughter named Cora and she is a little blonde haired girl. They are both pretty names.

  3. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by boyandgirl View Post
    I have never considered either of these names being tied to any nationality or ethnicity. Both lovely names.
    Agreed. I mean, I can see Ivy working on a little adorable Asian girl, but both Ivy and Cora are so vintagey-delightful (and rather classic!) that I don't think it'd be an issue for a little girl of any nationality.
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  4. #22
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    I agree, no ties with either name. I was an American Girl Doll lover when I was younger, and I remember when Ivy came out. So I guess I will always think of that doll when I think of the name Ivy. But I still don't think it has ties with any ethnicity though.
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  5. #24
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    Here's the thing: I'm an asian and I live in Asia. My friends names are Elisabeth, Caroline, Veronica, Nadya, Natalia, etc. Those are all real names. So no, I do not assiciate names with the ethnicities (except the very obvious ones). Cora and Ivy are definitely not obviously culture related, so I think they are universal names.
    Call me Cynthia, Angie, or Luna. 22. INFJ. Name nerd.

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