Hello, my name is Brandon and I just came back from a month of USAF BMT after being medically discharged. Just to clear something up, on all of my online profiles I go by Velancious. I consider myself a fan of many game series to even count. The only notable fanbase I take direct part in is the brony fandom. If I had to pick a favorite pony, it would have to be Pinkie Pie, but even that pick is a very slight one. I love the Mane 6, but Pinkie seems to have the closest personality to me. My beliefs? I have none, but if you must classify me, I'm an agnostic-atheist. My personality type is INTJ.
Posted by Velancious on Jul 1st, 2012
WARNING: The link I am about to link you guys is an outright war over a baby's name.
Let me make it brief for those who don't want to read...
Basically what happened is a brony mom named her baby "Pinkamena" after the MLP: FiM cartoon character Pinkie Pie. The name originates from Pinkie Pie's "real" name or "other side" as pointed out in both the show and the fandom.
Here's my opinion on it:
I am NEUTRAL towards her naming her baby Pinkamena. Why? Look at foreign names and tell me you haven't seen a weird one. Tell me now, should parents be allowed to name their children with foreign or 'weird' names? Should they have their children stripped from them? Should the parents/baby be killed for this "atrocity"? All of this was, believe it or not (check it if you don't believe me), was said there in the comment section.
Now can you guys see how monstrous people can become? How we can even suggest murdering a baby because she MIGHT be bullied when she grows up for having the name? The people who want to do all this claim that the child will be bullied and she will have a miserable life. Stop there for a second. WHY do we have to worry about this child being bullied? What I mean is, shouldn't we actually have ADULTS on the watch, ready to catch bullies in the act or should we try to prevent this sort of stuff? How would we even be able to identify what is and what isn't a 'weird' name? Tom and Jerry are cartoon characters, so now any babies named Tom or Jerry should be killed because they were named after cartoon characters? There is flawed logic everywhere...
It's in our human history to name ourselves after inspirational characters, like our own parents, aunts, uncles; even fictional characters. This is actually a pretty NORMAL thing that has been going on for thousands and thousands of years, yet people don't realize it. Even if it wasn't normal, it isn't harmful to society. Pinkamena sounds like a professional name (if I didn't know FiM) to me and I see NO problem with someone named Pinkamena.
My friend brought up another interesting point: names are changing. They are getting more unique and more diverse in this day and age. Names like "Destiny" and others are becoming commonly accepted without even a single question asked.
So, really, in conclusion, I'd like to just say I'd VERY much would consider giving the same treatment to the people who even suggested that we should 'kill' the mother or baby. We don't need animals like this in our society.