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Double Names are Ridiculous

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Started: 3/23/2018 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Have you ever heard of a double name?

They go like Anna Claire or James Michael, and they are, in my opinion, just too stupid.

See, I have exactly one first name, Ice. I have exactly one last name, Bear. People just call me Ice. At the school where I teach, my students call me Mr. Bear (but some might call me Mr. Lenin)

You have a double name. Frank Furter.

Vote pro. I hope you notice that my debates do not attack blacks or Indians anymore.


I don't think double names are stupid. In America, the ability to name a kid whatever you want is unrestricted. To force somebody to name a baby something is to violate free speech. A baby can have as many names or surnames as they want. Robert Ripley, in his original edition of Ripley's Believe it or Not, mentions one baby who got 26 names from her parents, one name for each letter of the alphabet.

And her parents should be able to do that if they want.

Babies can be named anything. Middle names, in addition, are a common practice, and most people have three initials. There is nothing wrong with double names. I don't have a double name. Frankfurter is one word. It has synonyms like sausage and hot dog. Ever hear of it? They sell them at Coney Island. If people want to call you Mr. Lenin, they can. If they want to call you Mr. Hard Nose Jacob, they should be able to. Names are fluid like that. They're never set in stone.

I'm glad you're not being a garbage filled racist anymore, yeah.
Debate Round No. 1


Well if parents want to give their kids two names, they can just give a middle name. For example, John P. O'Keefe instead of John Patrick O'Keefe.

Double names are just harder to remember and don't roll off the tip of most people's tongues.


You're using nothing but unbased opinion.
Debate Round No. 2


Sir/madam, you didn't try to contradict me in Round 2. The problem with double names are just that they are hard to remember and awkward in general.

Would you rahter be named John Michael or just John? I'd just be named John.


They aren't hard to remember if people are willing to remember them. They're fine. I'd be OK being named John Michael. I'd be fine with any name except Hitler.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 3 years ago
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5 points to Con (Arguments, Sources). Reasons for voting decision: Con actually refutes the arguments decently, and uses a source. Pro just repeatedly asserts his opinion, and doesn't go in to depth

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Reasons for voting decision: Con actually refutes the arguments decently, and uses a source. Pro just repeatedly asserts his opinion, and doesn't go in to depth

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