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  1. #16
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    Renrose, in the nicest way possible, you aren't a mod, to my knowledge, and this is obviously a topic people are interested in discussing.

    To the poster who asked: my Indian friend is from India but moved to the states as a young child so he grew up here
    I hope to be a mom one day. For now I enjoy being a name lover.

    My apologies for any typos; i post from my mobile phone.

  2. #18
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    @renrose - Actually, I posted at the exact same time you did

    Also, we can discuss this issue if we want to.
    Last edited by sarahmezz; July 17th, 2013 at 09:16 PM.
    Audrey - Beatrice - Clara - Daphne - Flora - Jane - Mabel - Susannah

    Arthur - Barnaby - Edward - Frederick - Henry - Rupert - Theodore - Walter

  3. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahmezz View Post
    @cosmonaut - Well, I've yet to come across a non-American who finds India an offensive name despite its history.
    I know a bunch of Aussies who find it off, but only some are of Indian descent and the rest are UK-descent Australian. I hadn't thought about the issue much, honestly, but mentioned the name because I like India.Arie, and my Australian husband's reaction was literally "what? No. No celebrating British colonialism in my family kthanx."

  4. #22
    I'm half Indian, and I don't find it disrespectful at all. To be completely honest, I find it really neat. It's a beautiful name!
    Best regards; Julia

    Persephone Kate ; Charlotte Delphine ; Evangeline Karys ; Clara Juliet ; Vera Madeleine

    Joseph Scott ; Christopher Callan ; Maxwell Finn ; Noel Carter ; James Nicholas

  5. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    STOP. Stop, stop, stop. This argument was horribly ugly last time. STOP.
    That argument, if you care to see it: India - Should it be used?

    I asked some of my Indian friends afterward, and they didn't think it should be used either. There were protests in India because the Bush family called their cat India (after a baseball player called 'El Indio').

    [not going to check this thread after this]
    Last edited by jyoti; July 17th, 2013 at 10:48 PM.
    tea drinker + cat lover + ever-evolving baker+cook...positive realist who loves beautiful words, names, and images.


    Feel free to ask me about Sanskrit-based names.

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