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Post Reply If I have a girl I want to give her a Japanese name
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I really want to name my child, if it's a girl ,Miyuki.

Not after some anime character, I really like the name, and how it sounds.If it's a boy, I would name it something European or Spanish , I have some ideas. (All of the boy Japanese names sound way too weird for using in a Western country


I want to know what you think of naming your child a Japanese name.

"A child with that kind of nontraditional name will be mocked and ridiculed."

I am Hispanic, went my whole childhood with a French name (Lissette) I know what it's like to have to correct over half the teachers mispronouncing it. No big deal I just expected it and shrugged it off. Also no one actually made fun of me for it. I just had to teach them how to pronounce it. Plus even if she didn't have a weird name, people would find something else to mock her about. (Her hair, her laugh, her way of talking, her like or dislike of some stupid trendy thing etc)

"How do you think your daughter will feel having such a weird name?"

Any name has the chance of being disliked by the person with that name. I know someone named Sara who wishes she had a less plain name, and I'm sure she isn't alone.

"If my partner was Japanese."

-Insert Cultural Appropriation objection here-

Soo, would you name you child Japanese? What are your thoughts?

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No.
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You do you. Nothing wrong with that. It's not like naming your child moon unit.
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I want to call my future child if a son Rowen.
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Name her whatever you think sounds nice. In my opinion? It's not unusual for other races to have names associated with Europeans and white people, but this is from a US citizen. It would be more strange for someone who is Hispanic and looks Hispanic to have a Japanese name.
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Other name suggestions:

Tae Katalagaka
Ina Mukamo
Oona Sigepa
Kunta Kintebene
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Call her Reina.
Because Reina can be both Japanese and Spanish name.
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I mean it won't be that weird. My mum and dad gave me both a Japanese and English name though. So I imagine if I were to have a kid I would do the same, or a name that works both in japanese and english.
Not that I would ever have a kid.
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if its a girl i would call her senjougahara

maybe ushio too.
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I guess it would depend on what I think sounds nice.
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I worked with a woman years ago who named her child Akira, after Akira Toriyama.


I'm not sure about male names, but for a girl....I've always loved Kana.
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If that's what you decide on then go for it. People who disagree with you can mind their own business and focus on naming their own children if they have any.

It's better then naming them after an object or something, like Blanket.
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Posted 6/18/16 , edited 6/18/16
The name isn't really the problem. You can name a kid whatever you want. However, when naming a child, people should take into account what the name can do to the kid if it is weird and different. If you think it can open up a way for extra bullying that would not be there otherwise, I would probably refrain from naming your child something different. Children can be more vicious than adults, and it could end up with your child gaining an extreme hatred of their own name in the long run and quite possibly anxiety and depression. So you just have to be careful.
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Posted 6/18/16 , edited 6/18/16
If there are people who name their kids after random things there's nothing wrong with picking a name from another language/culture. If you are happy with it and sure she will be go for it.

The only thing you need to keep in mind is how other kids will react to her. Growing up even though I have a name that can be unisex kids always joked about it being a girls name. Then when I moved to England I got all sorts of crap off the people here because they though my surname was weird and sounded funny. You will just need to be aware of those sorts of things and be there to support her if you choose to go ahead with it.
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