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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 09:13:45 AM »
/roll-eyes

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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 04:26:58 PM »
Their country, their rules, and the mother should have known them.
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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 08:48:25 PM »
Oceander wrote above:
[[ /roll-eyes ]]

Why?

As we watch The West and its values collapse all around us, at least one country has the gumption to preserve its own culture.

I remember reading some time ago (may have changed since), but even though there is a [very] small population of islamics in Iceland, the Icelandics refuse to permit the construction of a mosque in their nation.

Again, cultural preservation (and those from the outside be damned).

When much of Western Europe has disappeared, I sense there will remain an Iceland, populated by Icelandics.

Good for them!

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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 08:53:19 PM »
Oceander wrote above:
[[ /roll-eyes ]]

Why?

As we watch The West and its values collapse all around us, at least one country has the gumption to preserve its own culture.

I remember reading some time ago (may have changed since), but even though there is a [very] small population of islamics in Iceland, the Icelandics refuse to permit the construction of a mosque in their nation.

Again, cultural preservation (and those from the outside be damned).

When much of Western Europe has disappeared, I sense there will remain an Iceland, populated by Icelandics.

Good for them!


hmmm.  I'm sure that the only thing that will keep some muslim from becoming a terrorist is that he was given an approved Icelandic name.  That's right up there with insisting that "Redskins" is cultural colonialism/oppression and the only way to maintain the history and culture of Native Americans is to ban that name.

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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 08:59:27 PM »
Oceander wrote above:
[[ /roll-eyes ]]

Why?

As we watch The West and its values collapse all around us, at least one country has the gumption to preserve its own culture.

I remember reading some time ago (may have changed since), but even though there is a [very] small population of islamics in Iceland, the Icelandics refuse to permit the construction of a mosque in their nation.

Again, cultural preservation (and those from the outside be damned).

When much of Western Europe has disappeared, I sense there will remain an Iceland, populated by Icelandics.

Good for them!
Do you support the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution, in particular the part about religious freedom?

And your claim is false. There IS a mosque in Iceland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Iceland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reykjav%C3%ADk_Mosque

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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 10:01:33 PM »
[[ Do you support the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution, in particular the part about religious freedom? ]]

Quite frankly, no, I do not. For one (so-called) "religion", there must be an exception.
I believe the First Amendment should be changed to specifically remove "the followers of muhammed" from its protections and guarantees.

Call me names if you wish for making such a statement.

Western Civilization has an obligation to defend itself from those who would stealthily use our cherished freedom and the laws that protect it (as the First Amendment currently offers to muslims) to destroy us from within.

One has only to look to the current administration, taking note of its attacks on both Christians and Jews, to gain a small comprehension of what things could be like with more islamics in positions of power in America.

If we continue to permit this, we will have only ourselves to blame for what will happen.
We cannot continue to turn the other cheek to islam here on our own cultural soil.

islam will only see that as an opportunity to cut the other side of your throat!

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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 10:06:13 PM »
enforcing some blinkered idea of what constitutes an acceptable name is not fighting islamic terrorism.

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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2014, 09:48:04 AM »
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 10:33:14 AM »
Hel is a perfectly acceptable name.  :whistle:

Iceland is the only place that follows the old naming routines of the Danes/Vikings still. It's an old bit of their culture and a perfectly fine one to wish to keep, though the phone book is horribly confusing at times.

First names basically (and with a few exceptions for various saints) have to be known in the skalds or the oral history. Last names are your father's or mothers first name with sson or sdottir attached. So Harriet would become Harriet Kristinsdottir. It's a weird little bubble of history.

There are other countries that have approved names, but they are slightly more flexible. I think it's worth preserving also.
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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 12:08:04 PM »
Hel is a perfectly acceptable name.  :whistle:

Iceland is the only place that follows the old naming routines of the Danes/Vikings still. It's an old bit of their culture and a perfectly fine one to wish to keep, though the phone book is horribly confusing at times.

First names basically (and with a few exceptions for various saints) have to be known in the skalds or the oral history. Last names are your father's or mothers first name with sson or sdottir attached. So Harriet would become Harriet Kristinsdottir. It's a weird little bubble of history.

There are other countries that have approved names, but they are slightly more flexible. I think it's worth preserving also.

When my great grandfather (in Sweden) went into the Swedish military in the 19th century, his name got chopped off because there were so many "ssons" that it got confusing.  His son......my grandfather.......emigrated to the US with a completely truncated last name which doesn't sound a bit Swedish.

At some point that lovely tradition of being "Larssdotter" or "Nilsson" had to end.

Kinda sad, I think.

I'm glad Iceland is still hanging on to it.
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Re: Gov't to family: Girl can't be named Harriet (From Iceland)
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 12:42:36 PM »
History is worth preserving. Always, and all of it. Who wants a homogenous world wide culture?  :shrug:
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