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Subject: Re: name update
Author: Minikui   (guest, 81.56.106.64)
Date: May 20, 2007 at 2:27:37 AM
Reply to: Re: name update by ClaudiaS
I was thinking the same, but wikipedia says otherwise: The name only appeared in Japan after the novel "Chijin no Ai" where the main character has a foreign name, kind of as a representation of the new modern woman (or at least that's how I understood it). If you can read japanese just take a look and tell me what you think :) The link looks weird, if it doesn't work it's the entry on Naomi ナオミ. There is also a discussion on the "note" page, where they cite how the name was described in the book as "like a Westener".
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%8A%E3%82%AA%E3%83%9F

PS: I also forgot Risa, Emiri, Arina, Erina, Erika.

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