To you, someone who is apparently ignorant about Arabic, incurious enough to google the name in order to educate your self, yet righteously indignant enough to post ethnocentric drivel about how the nannystate should prevent people from exercising their rights as a parent. It only sounds “pukeish” to you because you are not used to it, and apparently have pretty narrow horizons.
Regardless, it doesn’t matter what you think. It’s their kid. It’s not as if they named him “Hitler Pedophile Jones”. It’s a perfectly legitimate name with a long history you just happen to not be aware of. Especially since if we adopted your logic, nobody could name their kid Richard, Ralph, or John because they are (respectively) nicknames for a penis, throwing up, and a person who visits prostitutes. Would you be for that? Of course not, because this rant is about you, not detrimental naming conventions. How do I know that? Because you could have picked a number of legitimate, arguable examples like, “Adolf Hitler” and “Aryan Nation”.
Good thing you have absolutely no power to enact such misguided policies. While these nurses and doctors are doing this, who should be doing the life saving? Should we hire new people to brainstorm names with “misguided” parents who happen to think Arabic names are legitimate?
Do you have any reason to think most people would react as poorly as you are to to hearing the name?
Weak sauce. I sincerely doubt the name Nazia would represent any real stumbling block.
I agree. That’s why we shouldn’t let them have gay parents, be minorities, speak other languages, eat “pukeish” foods, be handicapped, or dress differently, right? I mean, why make it harder on them.
Then you have a weird set of priorities. If you hear about an unmitigated tragedy, and you are moved enough to post about it on a message board, yet your focus is, “why can parents name their kids weird names”, when the name is not, in fact, weird or unusual, or relevant at all, I think you have some mixed up priorities to say the least. Far more detrimental to young Nazia, I would think, was living in a dangerous neighborhood where kids get shoot for no reason; not his name.
But I digress, you are right. We should outlaw being different. It should literally be our top priority.