I was just reading about a baby named Padraig Clover. He has an Irish first name, and an Irish symbol as a middle name, but he isn’t Irish, nor was he born in Ireland. He’s half Mexican and half Filipino. He was born in Canada. His parents named him Padraig Clover because he was born on St. Patrick’s Day last year.
He reminded me of Yo Xing, who was born in the U.S. to an American father and an Australian mother, neither of whom is ethnically Chinese.
What do you think of baby names that come from cultures/countries that the baby is a not a part of (either via heritage or via birth)?
If you chose the middle option, please leave a comment and let us know what circumstances would make a name like this ok (or, conversely, not ok).