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    Is Cora a "black name"? Is Ivy an Asian name?

    Trying to put this is the least offensive way and not really knowing how...I've always loved the name Cora but I just saw the movie Django and one of the slaves in it was named Cora. Then I google imaged it and a bunch of the girls that came up were African-American. I'm not a racist but if there's a name that's traditionally used for a different race than mine than I try to avoid it. Is Cora a black name?

    On the same kind of note, is Ivy an Asian name? Ivy is the name of the Chinese American Girl doll and I saw somewhere that Ivy is used a lot more by Asian-American parents. Would you picture an Ivy as Asian?

    Sorry if this is offensive to anybody, I'm trying to put it the best way I can!

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    I have never considered either of these names being tied to any nationality or ethnicity. Both lovely names.

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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.
    Ditto here.
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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.
    This. To me their just names, no race/color attached.
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    Ack!!! I just typed a post and saved it and it disappeared! ?!?!?!?!?

    The only Cora I know is a 20something white woman and the only Ivy I ever met was a friend of my grandmother's (not Asian). That said, it has been explained to me, that when choosing English names for themselves when studying or in English speaking countries, Asians favour flower names and names from favourite novels (like Anne of Green Gables they said). There were 3 Chinese Lilys on my residence floor at university, before Lily became a popular name for babies
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