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Asian names for non asians?
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Me and my friends were talking about what we would name our children if we ever had them in the future. Im western, i live in England and i like alot of westren names like William, Lucas and Eleanor etc. but i also said i liked the names Haruhi and Haruka.

A few of my friends said that it would be cruel to name a non asian child with an asian name. But i think its okay if you like the name and is reasonable.

What do you think?
Posted 1/6/09

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Me and my friends were talking about what we would name our children if we ever had them in the future. Im western, i live in England and i like alot of westren names like William, Lucas and Eleanor etc. but i also said i liked the names Haruhi and Haruka.

A few of my friends said that it would be cruel to name a non asian child with an asian name. But i think its okay if you like the name and is reasonable.

What do you think?


heeh it depends how acceptable your society is^^
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I think it would be kindof odd, yes. Unless it was a more common, simple name like Yuki or something. But it's just a name, and all of the western names originated from another language anyway, so there's really no reason for it to be weird.
Posted 1/6/09
I thought about doing that, but I changed my mind. If it's obvious your child isn't Asian, the kid'll most likely get picked on daily and asked about it constantly.
Posted 1/6/09
No.....
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I love the name Haruka. ^-^


I don't think its so weird. I used to babysit for this girl who was half Irish and half Indian and her name was Sachi (Japanese name for Happy child or something). As long as you don't pick names like Naruto and stuff its all good. S

btw just to put it out there...usually when girls have the name Sakura, their parents didn't use the kanji for "cherry blossom."
Cherry blossoms die easily...
But my cousin's name is Sakura but I forget what how she spells it (like what her characters mean). >.>;;
I'm only saying this just because I've met a good number of people who are for some reason obsessed with the name Sakura.
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I would find it very odd. So no.
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32 / M / The Kingdom
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Depends... I wouldnt call my Daughter Haruhi though, That would just be...
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Hmm I don't think I would name my kids Optimus Prime or Megatron...
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id find it odd
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People should have the freedom to do what they want.... BUT do you really want to pick out a name that you personally like at the expense of your child? They're the one who has to live with the name. You can, perhaps, give them a middle name that you like.
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they r so gna get mocked!!!
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In a society of steriotypes it wouldnt be acceptable. Thats why I plan on naming my daughter aisaka and my son tyrone.
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It would probably be quite unique but damn it people should be able to choose for themselves what they want to name their child that them and only them have brought to this world.

But on records and stuff people would probably think that the kid was asian if there wasn't a picture of the kid or the last name was typically english or something like that (which would also be very odd but still..)
Posted 1/6/09
Yeah theres a girl i know and shes not even asian at all O_O
her name is mika.
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