Paul Fields (
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 14:37:16 EDT

How bout a middle name...


>From: "Chris Beilby" <>
>Subject: [gundam] OT: Naming Woes (was baby Sighting)
>Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 18:33:53 GMT
>> >Congrats ! Well, suggestion for names :
>> >
>> >if male : Giren Zabi ( if u perfer Zeon ), Bright Noah ( if u prefer
>> >Nation )
>> >if female : Kycilia Zabi, Minerva or any other Zabis
>> >
>> >This is just a suggestion ok .
>> >Once more Congrats !
>> >
>> Don't want to throw a damper on things, but given the way those
>>all turned out, are you quite sure about naming the new arrival after
>>Gundam characters?! ^_^
>> Congratulations, though!
>> And surely Char is the only possible choice for male? (or how
>>about Bernie?) ^_^ (and how about Chris if female, she always seems to
>>get overlooked in the list of great Gundam women... ^_^)
>> >Alex
>And then I have to throw still another damper on things:
>Children can be cruel. Believe me, I know. I grew up constantly being
>teased because I was intelligent, because I liked to read... Well, you get
>the picture. While I would love to see Joaquin and Linette name their
>after a Gundam Character, I also know that, unless the name is from someone
>with a reasonably normal and (forgive me if this sounds racist, but because
>they live in the US...) American name, this probably should not be
>considered as an option, unless they want to spend years comforting the
>child when he or she is teased constantly, or even beaten up, because there
>is something different about them... This is the sort of thing that caused
>me to have to deal with years of counciling. The psychological traumas of
>teasing and abuse by peer groups are just as bad as those from Parental
>abuse, and we must not forget this...
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