A Conscious Blog

10 Jul 2013

Would you let your child play with a friend called Charmaine?

Last week, I came across a video on my Facebook timeline which really sickened me to my stomach. For those of you who haven't seen the video yet,  I've put the video below.
Katy Hopkins says children with names like Tyler, Charmaine, Chantelle, Chardonnay etc. are obviously working class, less likely to do their homework, and more likely to be disruptive in class and thus a bad influence on her children, hence she'd rather her children didn't befriend children with such names.
She claims judging people by their first names, enables her to make a quick judgement about a child's character, their upbringing and parents, and ultimately whether or not the child is suitable enough to play with her children. On the Katy Hopkin hitlist for names include footballer names, seasonal names, geographical/locational names, celebrity names, fruit names etc.

 This lady (I doubt I should even be referring to her as that) is so self-contradictory it's almost comical. How can Katy say she doesn't believe in giving children locational names, yet she's named her own daughter India? Why does she not consider India to be a location?
 So what do you guys think? Would you let your child play with a friend called Charmaine or Tyler?  
 Is a name indicative of someone's background; i.e. socio-economic status/class??
 Is it fair/right to judge someone based on their name/ social class?
 Let me know what you think in the comments section below, as always stay blessed and beautiful dolls xoxo

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