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Thread: Questions about Names and Race
July 18th, 2013 10:09 PM #11Junior Member
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July 18th, 2013 11:00 PM #13Senior Member
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Agree with everyone else! I think it would be nice if you are able to honor where they are from, whether that be keeping their birth name as middle, honoring birth parent, or just a culturally apropos name. I think the middle is the perfect place to put that. Like a pp said, you want them to fit in with your family and your culture bc that will be their family and culture.
July 18th, 2013 11:13 PM #15
Hazel because if you wanted to be sure of her eye color, you'd have to wait until her first birthday to name her!
Anyway, on topic, I think any child can have pretty much any name. They grow into their name and their name grows into them. I don't think anything is off-limits because of the child's race/skin color.
July 19th, 2013 10:46 AM #17
I think it is good that you are keeping at least part of his / her original name. Here is my input on your list.
Matilda - Fine. Does bring to mind the movie, but still a nice name.
Naomi - It feels dated to me.
Clementine - Very feminine and cute.
Elouise - Pretty, but not my favorite.
Mahalia - Sounds a bit exotic / foreign.
Emmeline - Love this name.
Louisa - Dated.
Magnolia - I like it. Maggy for short.
Beatrice - Bee for short...even better than Maggy.
Mirabelle - Too many "Belle" variations right now. Mira is nice though.
Annika - A little odd, but not terrible.
Evelyn - Classic name.
Rebecca - I don't like it.
Cecelia - Good.
Eleanor - Nora for short. Cute take on a classic name.
Coretta - I like Cora better.
Merritt - Reminds me of the hotel, but otherwise sounds nice.
Simon - Alright. I always think of 7th Heaven.
Noble - It's strong...maybe too strong.
Jericho - Not a fan.
Malachi - Children of the corn.
Louis - My definite favorite on your boy list. Strong.
Zion - I just don't like this at all. I saw a boy named that yesterday oddly enough.
Judah - Not sure about this one.
Israel - Better than Zion.
Marvel - Comics.
Overall, I like your girl list better than the boys, though that is just my opinion. If you want to go for a biblical name, I prefer going a little bit more traditional (Luke, Peter, Noah, Abel, Asher, Elijah, Moses, Gabriel, Abraham, Matthias, Jonah, etc.)
Last edited by lerenard; July 19th, 2013 at 10:48 AM.
July 19th, 2013 05:45 PM #19
I think Naomi works for any race. Mahalia, Annika, Malachi, and Coretta sound like AA to me. The rest sound like white names. I think Zion sounds ridiculous and I don't like Merritt noble Jericho or Marvel either. Just because it sounds like a certain race doesn't mean you can't pick for a different race.