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Thread: Opinions on India?
May 13th, 2013 07:07 PM #6
I know it's lovely sounding and all, but I'm not a fan of naming your kid after a country, continent, or city. It's just too much for a person I think. After all, how can 1 person represent a WHOLE country. Maybe as a middle, but I wouldn't use it as a first name...
Also it's kind of a very American thing to do, which to me isn't a very good thing... After all, you don't see Indian/Chinese/French/Britich/etc children named America/Italy/Japan/etc..
Last edited by catloverd; May 13th, 2013 at 07:10 PM.
May 15th, 2013 10:12 PM #8Member
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- Dec 2011
Wow! I am glad I clicked on this thread & the subsequent thread links added!
I am Australian & had no idea of the controversy surrounding the name India. I was flirting with the idea of using the name for my last pregnancy (although my hubby vetoed it) I absolutely adored the idea of the nickname 'Indi'.
It may be absolutely ignorant of me to not to have known about the negative connotation for which I apologise BUT now knowing & reading some of the intense feelings and opinions tied to it is good.
Thanks for the enlightenment!
May 15th, 2013 10:18 PM #10
May 15th, 2013 10:22 PM #12
Never, ever on a white girl. I agree with the points made on the threads posted above.| Eloise & Matilda | Sylvie & Faye | Alice & Elliot |
| Jules & Ivan | Marigold & Juniper | Atlas & August | Marlowe & Cordelia |
| Dashiell & Roscoe | Simon & Wallace | Jane & Iris |
May 16th, 2013 12:29 AM #14Member
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- New York City
India is my favorite name for a girl! I also love the nn Indie. I think of it as glamourous and spunky, with a boho chic vibe. I'm glad it has fallen out of the Top 1000, as I hope to use it in the near future. Asking about India on this forum can elicit some really strong opinions, so be prepared. All in all, I LOVE it!