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#131 - whyisthepatiosowet
Reply -19
(08/12/2012) [-]
No Indian is named Jeff? Really?

You do realize Indian =/= Hindu.

An Indian can be a Muslim, a Christian, a Hindu or even an Atheist. An Indian can have any name.
#132 to #131 - kraetyz
Reply +18
(08/12/2012) [-]
Cultural conventions. A man born and raised in India is unlikely to have a white trash American name.
#135 to #132 - whyisthepatiosowet
Reply -15
(08/12/2012) [-]
So a random Atheist or Muslim or Christian family living in India are gonna name their kid Chandra or Suresh or Mohinder just so he fits in? I have honestly NEVER heard of anything like this.

Plus just because he is working as a representative in India. Doesn't mean he was born and raised over there.
#163 to #135 - anon
Reply 0
(08/12/2012) [-]
Think about it. Would you call your child Abhajeet?
#138 to #135 - kraetyz
Reply +10
(08/12/2012) [-]
1. You're assuming that a person who is Atheist suddenly doesn't adhere to naming conventions of his area. Names are not based on religion, if that was the case then my parents would be Jewish since I'm named Adam.

2. Correct, companies hire people for all over the world to work in India. However, the more likely assumption is that the man talking is from the country, considering they are the second most populated country in the world and ******* ALL OF THEM work in international customer support. (This is a joke. Take it as such.)
#140 to #138 - whyisthepatiosowet
Reply -10
(08/12/2012) [-]
And names ARE based on religion. Names have great religious significance.
#165 to #140 - kraetyz
Reply +1
(08/12/2012) [-]
Names are more connected to geographical and cultural bounds than religious such. The reason religion is the basis of many names is because traditional culture and religion in most cases are inter-connected. However, with this new era of religious freedom and information, people no longer seek inspiration from religion, but rather their classical culture which is INFLUENCED by a religion they may or may not share with it.

Got served.
#160 to #140 - cadencee
Reply +4
(08/12/2012) [-]
My name is Cadence. I do not worship music. Your argument is invalid.
#148 to #140 - sorcha
Reply +5
(08/12/2012) [-]
catholic and my names sorcha it has nothing to do ith my religion why i was named sorcha it was because m irish
#170 to #148 - whyisthepatiosowet
Reply -1
(08/12/2012) [-]
Well it is getting really muddled in here so many replies to replies.

But I was making an observation according to what I have experienced and observed all my life. According to what I find common here. You people aren't from Pakistan so I guess you have experienced different things. I don't think it makes either of us wrong. Keep the red thumbs coming if that makes you guys feel any better. O_o
#171 to #170 - sorcha
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(08/12/2012) [-]
i didnt red thumb you i was merely stating my experience from living in ireland plus alot of people in ireland are trying to use more and more unusual baby names
#139 to #138 - whyisthepatiosowet
Reply -9
(08/12/2012) [-]
Okay so maybe an Atheist wouldn't. What about people of religion?
#144 to #139 - anon
Reply 0
(08/12/2012) [-]
You're implying everyone following a religion names their child after some saint, deity or because of some religious significance. A christian Indian does not suddenly figure out that his first born shall be named Sean and his secondborn shall be named Henry. He usually gives them a nice Indian name and just gives praise to the lord for having a child.
#147 to #144 - whyisthepatiosowet
Reply -10
(08/12/2012) [-]
Maybe not everyone? But majority of the people do. Otherwise there wouldn't be websites like:

http://www.jesusanswers.com/names/christian.htm
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People of a certain religion DO in fact name their children accordingly. For instance my ancestors all had Islamic/Muslims names despite the fact that India and Pakistan were originally ONE country. Despite living together for hundreds of years...People of different religions named their children differently. And this is a trend I still observe. I haven't met a Hindu or a Christian or an Atheist in my country who has an Islamic name just to fit in and trust me I know quite a few. What you are saying might as well be true. But definitely not common.
#149 to #147 - anon
Reply 0
(08/12/2012) [-]
Perhaps that is the norm in India, I guess I wouldn't know without having investigated. But the norm for naming elsewhere in the world is usually more often than not based on tradition. At least that is what I have observed.
#150 to #149 - whyisthepatiosowet
Reply -8
(08/12/2012) [-]
Oh well. *shrugs* This was fun. lol.
#159 to #150 - anon
Reply 0
(08/12/2012) [-]
My mom is an atheist, my dad a muslim and my name is Anna. Your turn.
#155 to #150 - controx **User deleted account**
Reply -2
(08/12/2012) [-]
YOU should stop talking people dont like you it seems
#142 to #139 - kraetyz
Reply -1
(08/12/2012) [-]
Still name their children after what is known as tradition. Tradition isn't religion, however it may be based on it. My Jehovah Witness aunt named one of her children Dennis, which can be traced back to Dionysus, God of Wine and son of Zeus.

Your religion does not define your name. It's ridiculous to assume such.
#133 to #132 - anon
Reply 0
(08/12/2012) [-]
Since when is "Jeff" a white trash name? Other than that what you're saying is correct.
#134 to #133 - kraetyz
Reply +1
(08/12/2012) [-]
Maybe it's because I'm not American, but I've always got the impression that it sort of is. xD