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Old 12-29-2012, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Vladivostok, Russia
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Well thats odd. People are letting go of their culture, people in non-anglophone countries should be using names from their own language. A sense of pride is needed, stop trying to be like americans.
Some of those "English" names (exact or variants) are traditionally Russian. Stereotype lovers may be disapointed, but John is a very common name here, unlike the fairy talish Ivan.

Europeans swim together in a pretty small pool for centuries and millenians - the borrowing has always been extreme.

I personally don't care, who came up with names like Catherine/Ekaterina/Katya - they are not going to suck, if it turns out that they are not originally Russian. Kate is officially a Greek name - but it fits Russians perfectly. Same for Elena.

The legendary founder of Rus' (Russia) is named Rurik. Guess, which culture's name is it. It looks Scandinavic, but can also be Slavic - a variant of a name of a hawk-like spirit. Should we really care?
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Europe
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In Spain people don't usually have English names, maybe some of them such as Jennifer, Jessica... but I can count them with only one hand.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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Kevin, Joel, Cristopher...and a large etcetera. I'm referring to the "Chav" crowd. In fact, female chavs are called Jennys.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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Interesting...

My old little thread was "dead" for almost exactly one year, and then came back to life with the post by Haowen Wong on December 27, 2012.

Too bad for all the Francineudsons and Julimardsons in Brazil!
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Kevin, Joel, Cristopher...and a large etcetera. I'm referring to the "Chav" crowd. In fact, female chavs are called Jennys.



So according to your theory Joel Joan is a chav?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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The names should be in the native language of the children, I think. In Brazil not only english names are common, but also french and italian names. There are here lots of people called René, Jacqueline, Giulia, Paola, Enzo (this later is getting extremely popular in the last years)... and many of them has no french or italian ancestry.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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In my ethnicity (Assyrian), these English (or rather 'Anglicized') names are common:

Male:

Johnny
James
Mark
David
George
Martin
Daniel
Francis
Eddie
Edmond
Sammy
Alfred
Albert
William

Female:

Diana
Rita
Lina
Julie
Natalie
Janet
Jacklyn
Linda
Mary
Dina
Alice
Eva
Sarah
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Other popular English baby names (in the top 100):

Boys
Finn
Roan/Rowan
Keano
Liam
Dean
Kyan
Tristan
Vince
Nathan

Girls (not sure how many of these are truly English in origin)
Noah
Fay/Faye
Indy
Hannah
Loïs/Lois
Kyra
Puck
Robin/Robyn
Jade
Liv

(source: http://www.voornamelijk.nl/?page_id=3800)
I know a lot of Dutch people but never heard of those names being used for humans here.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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My family will be moving to the US soon, we are from the Philippines. My son's name are RINGO and ROCCO. I heard that these names are used for pet in the US haha!

You think I should be worried about it? Will they be bashed by the kids/people there?
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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My family will be moving to the US soon, we are from the Philippines. My son's name are RINGO and ROCCO. I heard that these names are used for pet in the US haha!

You think I should be worried about it? Will they be bashed by the kids/people there?
Maybe the Latin Americans might call him Ringo the Gringo other than that i don't see any problems, especially Rocco (popular name for male pornstars) is a pretty cool name.
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