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  1. #1
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    Opinions on India?

    I tend to just get names stuck in my head, and lately, India has been stuck there, and I can't stop thinking about it! So, what do you think of the name India?
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    I ADORE India, particularly with the nn Indie. I think it sounds beautiful with lovely lilting sounds, but edgy and cool at the same time.

    EDIT: Wow, aurra, I read those posts you put up... People got really mad over this, huh? But I do agree with wgcathyhilary's opinion.
    Last edited by namelover77; May 13th, 2013 at 08:19 PM.
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    I like it a lot! To me it's one of those exotic-sounding names that can even work well on a totally non-exotic girl, kind of like Zara (if that makes sense). The nickname Indie is cute too. I know a lot of threads on here have been about it being offensive but I totally don't understand that. I think it's really underused!
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    I think it has a great sound, but there is some controversy surrounding its usage as a name. (It has caused some of the largest fights in Nameberry history IMO.) Check out these threads (there are probably a lot more):

    http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...ld-it-be-used/
    http://nameberry.com/nametalk/thread...on-and-Naming?
    http://nameberry.com/nametalk/threads/119723-India?

    Indira and Indigo have a similar sound but much less controversy.

    EDIT: To sum it up, from what I understand the reason India is controversial is because it references the British rule of the country, in which hundreds of millions of people were killed.
    Last edited by aurra; May 13th, 2013 at 06:30 PM.
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    Yeah, I'd suggest just reading those threads. I wouldn't want another argument started over it. You weren't to know that of course
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