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I think it is disrespectful to the Cherokee tribe to name your kid Cherokee especially if you're not Native American. In New Zealand if you called your kid after a Maori tribe, e.g. Ngai Tahu, it wouldn't be seen as right.
-- ladyknight  7/26/2006
I'm part Cherokee. I have to agree that this just doesn't feel right as a child's name. My dad used to have a horse named Cherokee.
-- glaucous  9/5/2006
I agree that naming a non-native child this is disrespectful. The kid may also be teased, because in it is a sweatshirt brand.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2006
I find it interesting that 1. Nobody names a kid Polish or Bantu or Mongol. 2. I have never met an actual Cherokee who was named this or named their baby this. From what I've seen, the kind of people who WOULD give the name Cherokee to a baby are the kind of would love to say "I'm part Cherokee" when the only "part" of them that's Cherokee is the part of their butt that touches the seat of their Jeep Cherokee. As an actual Cherokee I find this irritating and amusing at the same time.
-- Starla Roxanne  9/17/2006
I find this name very nice! I really like it!
-- libbygirl  12/8/2006
I'm part Cherokee and I don't find it very fitting on someone not of Native American ancestry. It's kind of odd.
-- Jasmine  3/18/2007
Naming a child Cherokee is like naming your child English or Japanese.
-- Anonymous User  6/14/2007
If you name your child Cherokee I feel it is not respectful of the Native American tribe. I agree, it is like naming your child German or Russian.
-- 80226_hottie  8/13/2007
For me, being the uncultured person I am, the first thing that came to my mind was the children's clothing range at Tesco! Well I guess it kind of works as a name. I mean, Asda had a range called George.
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2008
This name sounds weird on people who aren't Native Americans, but it sure sounds weird on people who ARE Native Americans. It's a group name, not a name for a person.
-- slight night shiver  5/18/2008
I don't see why people name their kids things like Cherokee and America and Asia and Africa. Leave nouns as nouns!
-- Akito  5/24/2008
Why do people use this as a name? It's a TRIBE. These same morons like to claim "we're part Cherokee" (and never are) to get away with it. People don't name their kids Italian, Arab, or Chinese, so why should they use names of Native American tribes?
-- bananarama  9/21/2008
That can be said about the name Cheyenne as well, right?
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2008
I am part Cherokee and I did name my son this out of pride, because I was adopted it was taken from me to be able to grow with the nation, so I did pass on what I felt was a great and noble name. I don't think it's wrong to name a child Cherokee. I gladly say that I am Native American to put a person down because they say "part" is wrong and hurtful. The name to me means "strong, determined, leader".
-- cheyennesn  6/23/2009
To use the name Cherokee is disrespectful to the Cherokee people. It doesn't matter if you're Cherokee. I'm sorry Cheyenne, but there were so many boy names in the Cherokee culture to use. And this may sound mean, but do you live near a Cherokee reservation, or did you learn about your culture? The reason why I'm asking is because if no, then you should learn more about the people and history. And if you don't live near a reservation and just plain old New York, then people are going to find this racist and going to comment on it. The reason why this name is essential to Cherokee culture is it's like naming your child 'God' to the Christians. I understand you're frustrated, but for you to pick the name Cherokee will just make people think you're not Cherokee, just ignorant. Right off the bat and it's going to be hard for you and your son to some day go to a reservation to learn more facts, because people are going to judge you for that. This may be just my opinion, but there's a lot of beautiful boy names that can reflect your culture. Maybe next time you can do more research.
-- 555jazzy  7/26/2014
No matter what others think, yes it is a tribe, a noble and historic tribe.
-- cheyennesn  6/23/2009
Like any other nationality name, I think it would be okay to name your child Cherokee if the Cherokee tribe is significant to you. But if you pick it just because you like the sound, to me, it seems disrespectful to Native Americans, as it cheapens the name.
-- Ailis  8/20/2009
I think this name is awesome. Did anyone else notice that every single comment above against the name Cherokee gave the same example? "Why would anyone name there kid Russian, Mongol, or German?" It's obvious that those kinds of names are pretty ridiculous, but there are plenty of names like those above that sound kind of cool as names, like Asia, America, London, Cheyanne, etc. But naming your child Cherokee doesn't disrespect the Cherokee people. That's just a little too picky. I mean I want to name my daughter Cherokee in honor of my grandmother(she is half Cherokee) and my family and heritage. It's really a cool name for a girl if you think about it. And it has nothing to do with the clothing company. Should we stop naming babies Victoria because of Victoria's Secret? I mean really, it's not a big deal. I would think the Cherokee clothing company of the Jeep company would be more disrespectful.
-- piper0089  9/13/2009
I have always thought that 'Cherokee' would make a beautiful name for a girl. I am a full-blooded Cree from Northern Manitoba Canada and am proud to note that my daughter carries the beautiful name of N'Tanis Cherokee Rose. Her name-N'Tanis means 'my daughter' in the Cree language. I chose Cherokee because it sounds so beautiful and Rose because she's the smallest flower in 'our garden'.
I think it should be taken as a compliment to have someone honor your name.
-- skippybaby  11/17/2009
I find this name just ridiculous and also a bit racist.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2010
I think Cheyenne is a beautiful, useable unisex name, but Cherokee just sounds... too weird. To those who named their kid this, good for you, never in my life will I. And I don't like the name in general. Go for something else, people.
-- blondieboo629  8/9/2011
Some of you are just plain ignorant.
1) Most names derive from nouns/words
2) Place names and ethnonyms are some of the oldest sources of human names. Judith/Yehudit is one such example I can think of off the top of my head.
3) I have met people named Irish, I have met people named Polk (Polish) I have met people named Suomi (Finland), Esta (Estonia) and Svea (Sweden).
4) The only people I have met named Cherokee were actual Cherokee and bearing this name was a way to honor their heritage.
-- Anonymous User  11/22/2013

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