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4 years ago#41
Keith_Dragoon posted...AuraOfSouls posted...spectreSD posted...Haha, at least you're not the couple who named their kid Dovahkiin.
That is pretty awesome and honestly I'm surprised more people didn't do this I know I would have. The thing to remember is the parents could always get the reward then have the kids named changed the next day to something more normal if they wanted(also for the flamers tell me you haven't seen people do much dumber stuff with/to their own children)
Also about the Altair kid I think if the person did this they should enroll their kid into martial arts and also into some place that teaches parkour, then he would be the most epic kid of all time. Also with kids now a days growing up on games and TV I don't see him getting bullied so much as the kids would probably get and like the reference
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4 years ago#42
From: KajexXIV | #039
Not at all, if anything you are for reading too into Rushdown's post and coming to that conclusion yourself. It's a cultural standard to name your children in your own language. English parents aren't going to name their child Od'om'bokele, and Nigerian parents aren't going to name their child Justin.
What sort of ordered bubble do you live in? A lot of people name their kids stuff from other cultures. When I was a kid I had a Thai friend named Alan. My old boss, who was Mexican, named his son Jared (which is Hebrew in origin). The name Andre is French in origin, but is common for both black and white (non-French) people. The name Anthony is Italian but I've met people of many different ethnic backgrounds with that name. There is an Indian comic whose real birth name is Russel Peters. I can go on and on.
Hell, if you go to a site that gives origins of names, one of the first things you should notice is just about all of them have uses in many languages and cultures.
Lastly, lol@"cultural standard." I didn't realize you were a master of sociology and cultures of the world.
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4 years ago#43
My opinion on the matter is that Altair is an awesome name but I personally would not name my child it. For reference, I'm 22 and have no intentions of children anytime soon, but of course an awesome name like that has crossed my mind in such a fashion.
My problem is that I'm Israeli, so naming my kin Altair, although as awesome of a name as it is, wouldn't go over too well with the family. Likewise, I wouldn't be to comfortable with it either due to the ethnicity.
Having said that, I do love the name and I do intend to one day own a dog that I will name Altair, along with a dog named Spectre. That's my plan for the name and my opinion on the subject. I think ethnicity does take some precedence in naming your kin, but of course to each his own. In my particular case, my family isn't very stringent like that, but it would be a bit off color of me to do it.
Altair clashes a bit with my nationality, so I'm saving it for my dog some day.
4 years ago#44
From: KajexXIV | #039Not at all, if anything you are for reading too into Rushdown's post and coming to that conclusion yourself. It's a cultural standard to name your children in your own language. English parents aren't going to name their child Od'om'bokele, and Nigerian parents aren't going to name their child Justin.
Was your Thai friend born and raised in Thailand? Doubt it, he was most likely born and raised in Euro-English culture. If you live in a Euro-English country, you disproved your own point because everyone you listed is living in Euro-English culture.
I'm not claiming to be some genius at this, it may seem that way relatively to you, but you can literally just go outside and see this for yourself.
4 years ago#45
Ask your family, not gamefaqs.
4 years ago#46
Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda, due to the game. What about Desmond or Conner? :P
4 years ago#47
Is it racist to recognize that there are names that are race-specific in our culture (and others)? Honestly do you think that Shaniqua is an appropriate name for a white girl? Altair would be equally ridiculous.
Shaniqua isn't an appropriate name for any girl.
4 years ago#48
I personally wouldn't do it because i'd get tired of constantly trying to say the name in the right accent. Would eventually get butchered into All-tire.
4 years ago#49
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4 years ago#50
Go for his full name, Altair ibn la-ahad. If you're gonna do it, go all the way!!!