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Subject: Re: Welsh Names
Author: sarahlilli   (Authenticated as sarahlilli)
Date: March 23, 2009 at 4:47:41 PM
Reply to: Re: Welsh Names by Lumia
I actually agree with Lumia too. I am more than comfortable to find an english name and use that as a unisex name. BUT with Emlyn it was a different case. The name is strictly Welsh and seeing as we travel there every 5 or so years I thought, what happens if my daughter Emlyn turns 20 and decides she wants to live in wales for a few years (like I did when I was in my 20's)... what would the locals opinions of her name be and would she have to discover a way to handle retorts that she wouldn't have discovered back here in Australia?!

While in general I agree that the naming of a child is the parents right and I actually was offended when my mum said "thats an awful choice for a girl"... I think there are some exceptions where you need to consider cultural and social context.

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