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Posted 6/18/16
For girls I would name them:
Sophia (German pronunciation)
Emilia
Laura

For boys I would name them:
Sven
Maurice
Robert

These are in order of favorite (top) to lowest of the 3 (bottom).
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I want my child's name to sound good with our lastname and I think having a Japanese name would make it sound weird @@
Posted 6/18/16
I find it funny that she would likely be saying her own name with a non-Japanese accent for her entire life.
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Posted 6/18/16

Dark_Alma wrote:

For girls I would name them:
Sophia (German pronunciation)
Emilia
Laura

For boys I would name them:
Sven
Maurice
Robert

These are in order of favorite (top) to lowest of the 3 (bottom).


Then Sven goes on to be a womanizing bard!

(Skyrim reference)
Posted 6/18/16
I was always and still am in love with the name Hikari, it means light in English
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Posted 6/18/16 , edited 6/18/16

Velvet_Crowe wrote:

I was always and still am in love with the name Hikari, it means light in English


Omg that's a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning o-o
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I mean, giving your child a foreign name isn't a new concept? I'm Israeli and I have a Greek name. My friend is Cuban and has a Hindu name. It's not cultural appropriation, it's just a name. Any name can lead to bullying depending on where you live- My last name is German and I moved to a latino city at the age of 7, you don't think I dealt with bullies?
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Posted 6/18/16
If the child is half-Japanese, go for it.

Otherwise I would advise against, as other kids might think it's weird and give her a hard time, bullying sucks ya know.
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It's your life man, as long as it's legal, you can literally do anything you want with no hesitation.

I'm Hispanic too, yet my first name is Austin. My mom named me that after a character from a soap opera, and I've never really had any problems with it (granted, I'm really light complected, but still). I even had a unmistakably white teacher named Tamisha (she was adopted by a black couple) and she didn't mind her name either.

I personally think Miyuki is a really pretty name too (coincidentally enough, I'm watching an anime with a girl named that). I first heard of the name "Sophia" in a Soul calibur game, and for a while now, that's what I plan on naming a girl, despite my and my future partners ethnicity. I don't even like the character all that much, I just really love the sound of the name itself.

Lol, yeah, if there's anything that you can bet on in this world, it's that bullies will find SOMETHING to pick on someone about. If your dumb, you get bullied for it. If you're smart, you get bullied for it. If you're average, you get bullied for it. Plain name, unique name, doesn't matter, they'll get bullied for something.

Whether or not your daughter likes the name is real hit or miss. She might like the uniqueness, she might not. But by that same exact token, she might just as well hate a plain name with the same chances. But at least having a Japanese name in the West will make her a lot more memorable.

So long as I liked the name, I'd consider naming my kids pretty much any real name. I personally consider it awesome that a person would like to name their kid something outside of their race's norm, just goes to show that we can all tear down our walls and accept parts of another culture into our own. So by all means, go for it. Or in more famous internet words... JUST DO IT!
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If I ever have a daughter I would want her name to be Kairi because I am a huge kingdom hearts fan. Haven't really though of names if I had a son.
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For sure gonna give my kids weird, unique, cool names. Too many normal and forgettable names out there. I never understand why people give their kids normal names. It's so boring.
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Posted 6/19/16 , edited 6/19/16
If it was me I would be against it because I'm not thinking about what I want I would be thinking about that my kid would have to stick with this name for 13-14 years through school and the suffering he/she might have to endure because of something I decided at the beginning of their life. Do your kids a favor people, and don't name them something that you think is unique or cute because you may be opening Pandora's box for them if you do. I'm a living example of that.
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Posted 6/19/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:


NyakoMayushii wrote:

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)
I knew a counselor who's name is Yuri, she's hispanic too. I wish I had asked why her parents given her that name!

But yeah, I personally wouldn't use a Japanese name because I can't honestly say that it's not coming from a weeb reason.


Your counselor being named Yuri might have nothing to do with it being a Japanese name. Yuri can be short for Yuridia and the name Yuri itself is used by a lot of Hispanics. There's a mexican singer/tv hostess named Yuri btw.
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Posted 6/19/16
that would not sound right.
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Posted 6/19/16
Some western-sounding Japanese names for girls include Emi, Erika, Hana, Karin, Kira, Maaya, Mari, Mei, and Rina.

If it were my choice, however, I would name my little princess Haruka.
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