Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Individuality: The New Conformity


The New Conformity
"Uncommon" children's names are actually quite common, revealing "herd-like individuality" as well as a rush away from meaningful Christian names.
It’s time we recovered a sense of the great responsibility involved in naming a child, and an appreciation of the aspirations each name signifies. Bestowing traditional Christian names on our children — meaningful names from our Church’s glorious past — is a truly counter­cultural act.

We’re content to let Philip Cohen have the last word: “I’m not here to give advice to people who want to restore the ‘traditional family.’ But if I were I would recommend putting your names where your tradition is — and producing some more Marys.”

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