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October 6th, 2013 03:52 PM #66XOXO WHILLEMINAFavesKirrly, Rosalind, Tamsin, Josephine
October 6th, 2013 04:10 PM #68
Again, I would not be offended if a Hindu or Muslim used the name. As I am sure, they would not be using it to intend offense. I am only offended by deliberate taunts on Christianity, which it done just about every time you turn the tv on. If you live in the US, you will meet lots of people with lots of different religious and spiritual beliefs. I am not going to deliberately offend anyone or their beliefs. I think we all have to be aware that our beliefs, no matter how sacred, are not shared by others. I am still flabbergasted that this name has the power to cause these kinds of arguments. If using the name incited persecution, then that would be a different matter. But again, that is just my opinion and I mean no offense to any religion or culture.
October 6th, 2013 04:14 PM #70Member
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I can never decide how I feel about the sides of this debate, but I do know that I could never give my own child a name that would somehow be considered controversial or offensive to anybody. Unfortunately, names do say something about the child's parent (and therefore about the child), and I feel that Cohen says either ignorant or insensitive.
In the end, it doesn't really matter who's right does it? Some people are offended by it, and are you comfortable with that?
If not, I would change his name to Owen. It's so similar, he probably wouldn't be able to tell that you were calling him a different name, and I'm sure your family/friends would understand your reasons for making the switch. Coen/Kohen still look like the same name as Cohen to me, which still gives off the controversial vibe.
October 6th, 2013 04:36 PM #72"Adopting one child won’t change the world: but for that child, the world will change." -- unknown
October 6th, 2013 04:45 PM #74Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot