I'm American and my DH is Kenyan - our DD is 3 weeks old and we gave her 2 names - Natalie Wanjiru - an American name and a Kenyan name. Our thought was that she would be called both names - probably her American family and friends would call her Natalie, and Kenyan family and friends would call her Wanjiru. When she gets old enough, she can choose how she would like to introduce herself.
However, people are constantly asking me which name they should use - I tell them they are both her names, they can call her either one. People seem to be very uncomfortable with that.
I've read that bicultural kids often feel like they have to choose one culture or another - I feel like there's pressure to do that already - why should we have to choose either her American name or her Kenyan name - is it really a big deal that she has 2 names?
Do your DC have a name from each culture? Do they use both names, or do you choose one that you use primarily?
Loving wife to DH and
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mama to DD (11/08) and DS (2/12) and expecting another little boy (4/15)