What's wrong with that name. We have given Sikh names to our children and in some schools they went they were the only Sikhs in the whole school. If any child dared to bully them we were in the Principal's office making sure that the issue was dealt with immediately.
Their Sikh identity and names did not stop them to excel at school and also become Student leaders.
Like I said it totally depends upon the parents to lead by example and show them what Sikhi means in daily life.
Well one needs the moral values and strength which comes from the knowledge of Sikhi which can help one to take no crap from no one.
In today's times when there is much more awareness of human rights those parents have no excuse to teach their children the Basics of Sikhi and giving them Sikh names and teach them their mother tongue.
But as they suffer from inferiority complex they just don't want their children to know about their rich heritage and history and just want to grow up as sheep.
This will and is already have a very detrimental effect on our younger generation who are neither here nor there with their identity.
‘Ciaras’ parents most likely weren't brought up in proper Sikhi, more Punjabi culture.
There are actually not as many people taking a letter to name their child any more- this is mostly because new parents now haven’t ever been educated with a reason as to why to do that.
Well you know maybe the parents of these children had a hard time at school and want to spare their children from that.
I went to a church of England High school there was like three Asians per year thats it you know how much crap I had to take. I'm not condoning having English names but I can understand why.