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Old 2011-11-01, 12:16   Link #37
Obey the Darkly Cute ...
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: On the whole, I'd rather be in Kyoto ...
Age: 61
I know far too many American citizens with japanese first names (or other cultural first names) to worry about it.

Just avoid names that are easily mangled to cruel taunts (which is impossible if you think about it).

Hawaiian residents often have quite colorful names that have nada to do with their skin pigment, hair color, or looks. The same with people who can legitimately check the Native American box... many mixed race folks have names that don't fit stereotypes, and so on.

However, you only said you were a "north american couple" -- frankly that doesn't tell us ANYTHING (other than possibly you've made the usual northamerican=white faux pas).

Last edited by Vexx; 2011-11-01 at 12:38.
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