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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Queen of Amazingtown View Post
    I get where you're coming from. But there are ways, like - hey, just FYI, don't know if you're aware, but this is actually a real name in certain parts of the world. Might be a bit hurtful for someone with this name to stumble across this thread.

    Or, hey, you're all classless.
    That was pretty much what my first comment said but when it became clear that no one cared about that I called it as I saw it.

    And I didn't call people classless, I said this post was classless. There's a big difference.

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    For what it's worth Sally1981 I can understand where you're coming from. I don't think anyone meant to be hurtful here, I'm positive the OP was just having a laugh and didn't realise people would actually name their children Shiraz in some cultures; however I have a few relatives and friends with that name and it did make me a bit sad to see people making fun of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    I think starting a post to ridicule an actual name rather than making one up, is classless. I didn't misinterpret anything, that's exactly what the post was here for.

    Look, I just know how I would feel if I saw my name being ripped to shreds like this. I'm just calling it as I see it.
    Ok. I have a feeling you will disagree, but, if it was obvious that my thread was not meant to bag out anyone who has the name, why on earth are you getting so riled up?? My grandmother's name was Jadwiga. I'm European FTR and I wouldn't expect anyone to know the name. However, if it were the name of a commonly consumed alcohol variety, I wouldn't take offense or go off on a tangent if people saw it differently.
    Stop making a mountain out of a molehill.

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    Wow! Things have taken a turn in this thread!! I myself found the thread amusing until the sour note was added to a harmless fun topic so if that means I also have no class then cheers to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Mirabelle View Post
    For what it's worth Sally1981 I can understand where you're coming from. I don't think anyone meant to be hurtful here, I'm positive the OP was just having a laugh and didn't realise people would actually name their children Shiraz in some cultures; however I have a few relatives and friends with that name and it did make me a bit sad to see people making fun of it.
    I have one friend with that name, and I think the jokes are getting a bit old after 32 years of Aussies getting their jollies out of making fun of his name.

    I don't think people realised it was a real name either, which is why I was surprised when the ridiculing continued after my first post pointing it out.

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    Alrighty then. So this thread was clearly intended as a bit of fun. For those who are unaware, it is a long running bh joke to have a bit of a laugh at "Aussie bogans"- the definition of which has gotten out of hand on bh.

    Obviously the op did not know that other cultures around the world used this name, that we can agree upon.

    I think it has all gotten out of hand and turned into a teeny tiny tit for tat.

    Bogan names are funny. Real names are not. In the context of this thread, I think if a male Shiraz were to find it, they would understand that the fun comes not from the name itself, but the connotations associated with bogans having the name Shiraz- just like the wine. Just like the bogan connotations are what is so funny about Dazzza, or Kymm or Eponnee.

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    Default Shiraz for a girl's name. WDYT?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    I have one friend with that name, and I think the jokes are getting a bit old after 32 years of Aussies getting their jollies out of making fun of his name.

    I don't think people realised it was a real name either, which is why I was surprised when the ridiculing continued after my first post pointing it out.
    I actually thought your original post was a joke, I didn't realise till I went back and re-read it that you were serious. It's possible others did the same.

    As Noms said, we were laughing at the way Australian bogans name their kids after alcohol, not at people who name their sons Shiraz because it's a perfectly acceptable cultural name. ☺️

    I feel sorry for your friend though, he must cop it a lot. It's a bit like Asian people who move here with last names like "Wang" or "Dong" and have to hear people make jokes about it constantly!

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    My maiden name was remarkably similar to 'bumhole' if you didn't read it properly 😔

    Random irrelevant fact there.

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