Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Don't Be A Koreaboo While Naming Your Kids


So I just got home from school (before writing this post) and saw this topic posted on One Hallyu. I was facepalming myself before I even read the actual first post.



It's okay to be interested in Korean culture. We all are, or else none of us would be active here on AKF. On the other hand, there is a line that this poster crossed. Why would you give a black kid a Korean name? I don't see any Koreans naming their kids Santanio, Raekwon, etc.

Hell, I'm half Korean and don't even have a Korean name. I highly doubt I would give any of my future kids (if I'm dumb enough to have any) a Korean name, and I would actually have a legitimate reason to do so. There are things that should remain within their own culture. It's not like I'm rushing out to give my future kids black names so that they have a hard time even obtaining interviews for jobs.

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  1. So you don't plan to have kids... intentionally! Can't wait to see you on Maury but prepare a "You are NOT the father!" dance, just in case.

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  2. I think it depends on the reasoning behind it. If you generally like the message of the name and the sound of it, then I think it's justified enough. However naming your kids after a k-pop idol? Without even knowing what the name means? Not even knowing like 5% of the culture? Hell not even knowing the person personally? That's just stupid and unfair to the child. I too don't plan on having kids, but I have like 30 years to decide on that *shrugs.*

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  3. lol those aren't even the nice korean names.

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  4. I'll name my kids Sonyoshidae Jjangbak and Sonyoshidae Daebak. If a third one shows up, he/she will be TaeTiSeo!

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  5. These are the people you affiliated with, AKF.

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    1. I'm his best internet friend. Small issue - he doesn't know that...

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  6. Oh ok I guess Amber's parents were Angloboos because she's Taiwanese but she's got a white name.
    Oh and all these black, Hispanic and Asian people giving their children names that originated from white people must be Angloboos too because they're not white.
    Don't name your children Matt, Michael, Josh, James, etc. if you aren't Greek or Jewish because those are Hellenized Hebraic names and names have to stay within your culture.

    This is just a dumbass article, people can name their children whatever they want regardless of where it orginated from.

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    1. The examples you're giving are of people who were born or raised in an English speaking country. Even if their parents didn't give them their English name, they often obtain an English name at some point, to make living in said country easier. The same might and could apply to people of Caucasian descent moving to an Asian country. This is a different scenario than with Koreaboos naming their kids after a Korean celebrity.

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  7. I don't think people should be named based solely on race. For example,the "black" names you mentioned were ridiculous. However people should give thier kids decent names that aren't a fad at that time. Sometimes parents forget that their children will be adults someday and employers wont hire you if you have a dumbass name.


    TL:DR: Don't give your kid stupid names.

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  8. Hardly shocking though since football fans name their kids after World Cup stars.

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    1. kind of like how brazilians name their kids after poorly spelled american presidents and celebrities

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  9. Hardly shocking though. Football fans name their kids after World Cup stars.

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    1. Someone I worked with about five years ago named his son after Emmitt Smith.

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  10. To be honest, Raekwon does sound a little korean. With the way black people are naming their kids nowadays, i can imagine people not even batting an eye even with a korean name.

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    1. I didn't even realise it WASN'T a Korean name until I read this comment o_o

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  11. The stupid part is naming your kid after specific kpop idols because you think they're hot. Why the fuck would you want your kid to have the same name as someone you'd have sex with given the chance? That's fucking awkward.

    Using Korean names in general is no big deal to me though. Chinese seem to use western names all the time, nothing wrong with branching out. Just yeah don't go for the weirdest most difficult to pronounce name out there or your kid is going to have a hard time. Also I will say that being a white westerner doesn't automatically mean you'll have a nice easy name. My last name is Dutch, and well, let's just say it's not pretty.

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    1. In some areas in Asia (e.g. parts of China), it's common to give your kid two names. The native one and an English equivalent.

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    2. Hong Kong Chinese people and their kids would kind of be expected to get English names because of the former British rule. Though sometimes, the parents don't know enough English to name them, and they end up with names like, I kid you not, Copper, Refrigerator, Kimchi...

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  12. Oh I know this user... this isn't the first time she's made an idiotic post, to be honest...

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  13. better than Shantoel or Shaqeela or Tirion....typical wierd ass nigga names

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    1. Lol don't try to act as if Apple, Fifi Trixibelle, Audio Science, Pilot Inspektor, and all of Frank Zappa's children don't have the dumbest, weird ass names white people, hell anyone, could give their child.

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