Persecuting? Wow... O_o No, they'll just make little comments or even just think bad of the family. It's enough to make it hard for the child. Probably not more difficult than a Gertrude-Bertha Scolastica or La-lysha Haelyy but if he had talked about these names it would have been ok to criticize. But Thea is cool, it shows an "open spirit", right? LOL
I understand that you were offended by my post, but I just read it again and it wasn't offensive at all. Look at this post and these answers. This is what I call offensive: http://www.behindthename.com/bb/arcview.php?id=71330&board=gen Run and go lecture them! (I'm sure you won't, since they're not criticizing the kind of name you can't criticise).