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21 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

yeah but you don't get Dan Singh 'dancing' or Ray Singh 'Racing' if we add a preet lol

That was from a 70s or 80s song wasnt it? lol 

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23 minutes ago, puzzled said:

That was from a 70s or 80s song wasnt it? lol 

I'm not sure brov only indian song I remember from the 80s was Patel rap lol

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8 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

I'm not sure brov only indian song I remember from the 80s was Patel rap lol

Ooh    I don't know what I'm talking about then 😄

 

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9 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

I'm not sure brov only indian song I remember from the 80s was Patel rap lol

What about Apache Indian  wasnt he 80s! Or was it 90s! 

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13 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

Boom shack a lack lol 90s lol

lol yes I remember that song. 

The 90s were good! 

I used to love watching supermarket sweep as a kid  lmao!  

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9 minutes ago, puzzled said:

lol yes I remember that song. 

The 90s were good! 

I used to love watching supermarket sweep as a kid  lmao!  

Think we are going well off topic lol

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15 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

Think we are going well off topic lol

Yes your right, from sikh names to supermarket sweep!   That is quite off topic 😄

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Giving English names to children by Sikhs just shows their inferiority complex and also lack of pride of their Sikh identity.

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32 minutes ago, JSinghnz said:

Giving English names to children by Sikhs just shows their inferiority complex and also lack of pride of their Sikh identity.

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.

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11 hours ago, puzzled said:

When you have a baby you go gurdwara to get hukkam of which letter to name the baby with. 

Isn't the whole point of having guru sahib choose a letter for you so that you also pick a name in line with gurbani?

What's the point of going gurdwara and getting the letter C and then picking a name like Ciara! Doesn't that just defeat the whole purpose!  What's Ciara got to do with Sikhi or what your guru taught you? 

‘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.
 

 

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52 minutes ago, Redoptics said:

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.

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. 

 

 

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Just now, JSinghnz said:

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. 

 

 

Sure sure, imagine you are female child with a name like Sukhdeep, it might be fine in schools you have been full of apnia,  doesn't work in a school full of whites and blacks. 

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1 minute ago, Redoptics said:

Sure sure, imagine you are female child with a name like Sukhdeep, it might be fine in schools you have been full of apnia,  doesn't work in a school full of whites and blacks. 

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.

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11 minutes ago, JSinghnz said:

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.

I think its a beautiful name, however I know first hand how whites and blacks feel about it.

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