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terrorists are ruining my baby name

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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So, of any of you pay attention to current events I'm Iraq, no doubt you've heard of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, I believe).

Anyway, damnit I've wanted to name any future daughter of mine Isis for years! Right now we only have a son but we are TTC and it had already been established that if it were a girl, that would be her name.

Soooo, now with all this shit going on, if I use that name, I feel like the connection to ISIS will immediately be made and my daughter would be judged, instead of Isis of ancient origin. Blah!

Would you still use the name? Even if you don't personally like the name, would you let a situation in current times influence your decision whether to use a name you've always planned on?
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:18 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:20 PM
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I'd go with Wonder Woman instead IMO.

Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:21 PM
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I would still use it, the acronym is not that well-known.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:21 PM
Isis? How would you pronounce that exactly ?
heresjohnny
by Emerald Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:21 PM
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Go ahead and name her whatever you want. The name Isis has been around for so long that it'll take A LOT more than a few news stations to ruin it.

Danesmommy1
by Grammar Police on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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Isis is dreadful, unless she's a goddess, a stripper or comic book character.
crumpy_gat
by No. on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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I would never connect it. Now if you had said Al Qaeda..
Bethsunshine
by Emerald Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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Or Supergirl

Quoting Anonymous:

I'd go with Wonder Woman instead IMO.

couture-mommy
by Ruby Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM
Ice-is

Quoting Anonymous: Isis? How would you pronounce that exactly ?
Mazie0723
by Platinum Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM
I had a kitten named Isis. :)
JaeSung
by Bronze Member on Jun. 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Well, I don't pay attention to current events, so I would never think of that when seeing the name Isis.
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