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    Mar 2013

    (Very) Foreign Names

    While actually having children to name is years in the future for me, I wanted to know what everyone thought of this...

    I'm very into studying foreign languages (not all Americans only know one language) and I hope to learn many. I started with Spanish, and have now become interested in more exotic languages, especially those of the Middle East and Asia. I'm currently in the process of learning Arabic, and would like to eventually learn Farsi (persian), Hebrew, Hindi and/or Urdu just to name a few. While I may still add a few European languages to the list, I'm focusing primarily on African and Asian languages. I've also come to love a lot of names from these languages. I wanted to know if it would be considered very weird (in a bad way) to give a child a name from a drastically different culture than your own. I'm white, with very fair skin and hair, as well as blue eyes, and not shockingly have no heritage in any part of Africa or Asia. Do you foresee any problems with giving a child of mine a Spanish, Arabic, or even Japanese, Chinese or Hindi name? Or do you think it would be a lovely, unique choice?

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