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Who names the child.

The father, the mother, The fathers parents, the mothers parents or whom.

In my own culture a lot of people including family friends contribute names but the fathers name is made to stick.

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parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, even the pastor or alfa can name the child.

but the parents have the greatest influence on which of the names will eventually "stick" to the child

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which rich culture is that?

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In my culture the mother of the child names the child.

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In our family,as is the case in many Yoruba families, the parents,grandparents, and other important family members make inputs in the naming. In my case, I was given Suraj by my father on the advice of Islamic clerics, I was given Oyetunji by my Aunty, Abidoye by my Granny, and Adio(oriki-praise name) by my paternal Grandma etc.

Most of us are named this way.

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Are you praying for me to have a broken marriage?

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I see marriage lasting very long for you with that attitude Funmi

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Assuming I marry an hausa man and he wants our son to be named Kwankwaso or some other ugly hausa name, you really want me to go ahead with that and let my son be called 'Northerner' for the rest of his life?

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Keep lying to yourself

YOu are using the name that you are famous for on NL and you are claiming "laying low"

Layng low ko, Playing Dead ni

Oniranu omo

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In my own case, my dad chose my name, I think that the name should be up to both parents sha

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what did you do to get banned again?

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As much as I know: tha grannies usually give the native name, while the parents decide on the english name. That's how it was done in my case. don't know about yours.

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No one contributed names or sent names from the villa.

My husband gave our daughter her first name which is in the bible. I picked her middle name. My parents use her middle name always probably because its a native name. His parents call her by her biblical name.

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