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    • Okay. -- Votes: 33
    • Not okay. -- Votes: 1
    • Just strange but whatever it's your kid. -- Votes: 22
Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 24989 posts
20th Mar '13

I think it's weird, but depending on the name it can be cool, if that makes sense. Like if I saw a Caucasian male with the name salim I'd think it was weird lol

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6487 posts
20th Mar '13

It's different but it's not "weird" or anything.



I had a friend who's children all had names from different cultures. It was neat and the names suited them perfectly. Although they were black & white mixed, and not just white. I don't think it really matters though.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7804 posts
20th Mar '13

I think it's a little odd. But that shouldn't stop anyone from naming their child what they want to.

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
20th Mar '13

I think it would depend on the name.



I know a few Caucasian children with names like Deontae, Treshawn, and Tanika.
I also know a white guy named Muhammad & a few black boys named Immanuel (Emmanuel) and Manny.

user banned California 8675 posts
20th Mar '13

I dont think it matters but just know how to pronounce them. My pet peeve is hispanics naming their kids cucasian names and they dont even pronounce them right. Such as Justin, Brian, Zoey, Joshua..... I dont know why but that just irks me when I hear them calling their kids at a store and they pronounce it so wrong.

linsα Sayama Hills, TY, Japan 31765 posts
20th Mar '13

No. I think its great picking a name from another culture. If you properly educate your child about the name, there is a story that comes with it. So when someone says to your child "I've never seen/heard that name before", therefore everyone learns something new no matter how they take it, which is a great thing. Also we are a melting pot of thousands of cultures and origins. There is no reason to just stick to names excepted by our backgrounds. My daughters name is used throughout the world but pronunciations differ from country to country. I chose the one that isn't commonly used in the US. If DH would agree, I have a few Japanese names I'd love to use for future daughters.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
20th Mar '13

This baby's name will most likely be either Ephraim or Malachi. Ephraim is a Hebrew name and our kids are Irish, French, and Swedish. I think is fine.



We actually catch more crap from people for considering Malachi because for some reason people keep thinking its an African name when really it's Irish, so it would "make sense" for us to use it.



No body's business but yours.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3195 posts
20th Mar '13

There are SOO many names and they all have different origins. I just pick names that mean something to me and flow with our last name.

user banned California 8675 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" This baby's name will most likely be either Ephraim or Malachi. Ephraim is a Hebrew name and our kids ... [snip!] ... thinking its an African name when really it's Irish, so it would "make sense" for us to use it. No body's business but yours."</blockquote>




Malachi is a very catchy name what does it mean?

user banned California 8675 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:</b>" There are SOO many names and they all have different origins. I just pick names that mean something to me and flow with our last name. "</blockquote>




This!

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting SavageDarling:" This baby's name will most likely be either Ephraim or Malachi. Ephraim is a Hebrew name and our kids ... [snip!] ... thinking its an African name when really it's Irish, so it would "make sense" for us to use it. No body's business but yours."


well usually a Biblical name is universal and can be used in any culture. So your names are not too out of the box for someone to even realize.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
20th Mar '13

Some names translate well to any culture but I will admit, if I saw a white kid with the name "Duoth" "Nyarka" or "Zhane" Id look twice lol

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~GAGA DRAMA~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" This baby's name will most likely be either ... [snip!] ... for us to use it. No body's business but yours."</blockquote> Malachi is a very catchy name what does it mean?"</blockquote>



Turns out its actually a Hebrew name also, and it means "my messenger" or "my angel".

user banned California 8675 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~GAGA DRAMA~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" ... [snip!] ... what does it mean?"</blockquote> Turns out its actually a Hebrew name also, and it means "my messenger" or "my angel"."</blockquote>



How nice.