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June 30th, 2013 05:59 AM #11
June 30th, 2013 06:01 AM #13
As an Australian, I have absolutely no idea of the connotations of Mayflower and its relation to colonialism and the treatment of Native Americans. But I suppose if it does have negative connotations widely known in the US, then it would be pretty unusable, especially if your kid wanted to visit or even live there one day."Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain.
(mckaylalove is an almost anagram made up of mine and my siblings' first and middle names. My name isn't Mckayla.)
June 30th, 2013 12:01 PM #15
It's a cute name and I honestly think it's fine. It could depend on what region you live in, too. If you live in a region that is highly-charged politically, then you might get some uncomfortable comments. Do you live in an area that tends to be largely politically correct? I would say not everyone is immediately going to associate the name Mayflower with the barbaric treatment of Native Americans. Obviously, some will.
A similar name is Mayfair. Also very pretty and no negative connotations to rile people up. I think it might be a place name in England? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.One Beloved Son - Raphael David
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June 30th, 2013 12:12 PM #17Senior Member
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June 30th, 2013 12:23 PM #19
I don't think it's usable.