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    Cambodia?

    Honest opinions on what you guys think about the name, Cambodia? nn Bodi and/or Dia. I really love it as a first name.
    What are some good middle names for Cambodia? Thanks!
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    Honestly, not a fan. To me it's just the name of a country. Do you have any connection to Cambodia or just like the way it sounds?

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    It just makes me think of a place of sadness and loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkrd View Post
    It just makes me think of a place of sadness and loss.
    Agreed. I think of the Cambodian genocide and Khmer Rouge. I also receive a daily devotional to my email that revolves around the persecuted church, and I've heard a lot of very sad stories involving Cambodia (also Laos, and Vietnam, and other neighboring nations!). Unless Cambodia has some significance to you, I definitely wouldn't use it. And even if it does, I would find another way to honor it. If you have to use it, I'd use it as a middle.
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    Honestly, I think it's very strange. Cambodia is the name of a country, not a person. And, as @rkrd said, it's a country with a troubling and sad history in recent decades. If you are of Cambodian heritage, I'd suggest using a Khmer name to honour that, and if you're not at all of Cambodian heritage, it would look very, very weird.
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