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July 5th, 2013 06:40 AM #21
July 5th, 2013 09:24 AM #23Senior Member
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Someone please lock this lady up. You are doing society a huge favor.14 year old name addict
July 5th, 2013 12:43 PM #25
For a project I had in school, I chose an article (Perfect Parenting Pt. 2 or A Roshanda by Any Other Name Could Smell as Sweet - Freakonomics) that talked about baby names. It talked about the 'class' system and other topics that factored in to how people name their kids. Yes, some of the names this woman mentioned are connected to which class you're in, but there are other factors such as race and location.
But that doesn't change the fact that she deliberately discriminates against children because of their name. People choose names that they like for their kids. So they might like Tyler or Charmaine, there's nothing wrong with that. They could be a Supreme Court judge and name their child Charmaine, that doesn't mean they're from a low social class.
This segment made me so mad. I wanted to scream at this lady. What kind of person still believes in a class system like this?!
Abbott - Calvin - Erik - Heath - Malcolm - Spencer
Flora - Guinevere - Johanna - Lana - Rosalie - Stella
July 5th, 2013 01:03 PM #27
July 5th, 2013 01:23 PM #29Member
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Well that was slightly over the top!
In my opinion, we all form opinions whether we like it or not, however what we do with those opinions depends on what kind of people we want our children to see us as. I was brought up by fairly well-off parent's, who had foster children living on our farm all through my childhood, some of these children had silly names, but that didn't stop them from being friendly, happy children who my mum gladly let me play with, gosh a tiny little person isn't defined solely by their name, give them a shot!
One of my closest friends was one of those "low-class" foster children, her name is Chrissie-Leigh (unfavorable, right?) and she is possibly the most humble, kind and appreciative people I've ever met.
Honestly, I really don't think this poor woman is in a position to judge, she may have won The Apprentice, but she married her current husband on Celebrity Four Weddings, and was a contestant on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! I don't know all that much about these shows in the UK, but in Australia the "celebrities" that go on them just can't get a gig anywhere else.
I wouldn't want my children playing with Katie Hopkins', because most children are a product of their upbringing and she really does seem like a insufferable-snob. But then again we probably wouldn't even get past a hello when she heard that my son is Bugsy!
Last edited by goldielocks; July 5th, 2013 at 01:27 PM.Mama to Bugsy William and Jem Richmond.