Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Naming Children

Would you name your child after your causes, be they social, religious or political? There's always the story about the kid who's mom loved Gone With the Wind and named their kid Tara.

Those cases I don't take issue with. It's the parents who choose names that label their children before they even begin. The mom who calls her son Jihad, or her daughter Swastika leave me scratching my head and pitying the kid. Names that carry a heavy social bias. Names that require an explaination for strangers to resolve.

Would you brand your kid with a trademark name?

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