(Closed) "Offbeat" baby names – Cultural Appropriation?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 166
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

My brothers names are Jewish, but are very popular names (especially in America, or so I’ve been lead to believe) my name is also Jewish but was made up by Shakespeare. My mother didn’t choose our names for the heritage she chose them because she liked them and we only realised that all 3 were Jewish a couple of years a go – I’ve never even met a Jewish person.

Post # 167
162 posts
Blushing bee

No need to know people names on this thread, it’s rather clear which ethnic group people belong to based on their comments. As OP said, the discussion isn’t necessarily about Ashleys and Joshuas . Back to the topic:

Last time I checked, names are one of the many elements of culture; we can deny it all we want though but it doesn’t change the fact. A sad fact of cultural appropriation in regards to names is one name sounding “tacky” when used by one group or spelled oddly whereas it’s “cute” or “unique” when used by another… It seems most people willing to discuss the topic of cultural appropriation  without getting on their high horses may actually belong to a subset culture that’s now going mainstream (or at least part of that culture).

Happy New Year’s Eve eve!! 

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