The New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, has named her newborn baby daughter – Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford. This organ wishes the first family of New Zealand very best wishes for their future health and happiness.
One does wonder at the choice of name for the wee bairn, however. Let’s unpack that, shall we?
The first name, Neve, is actually an anglicisation of the Gaelic name, “Naimh”, which is pronounced “Neeve”.
The next two names are Maori for “of love” and is the name of a hill near Ms. Arden’s home.
Then there’s Jacinda’s surname, Arden and her
husband’s partner’s surname, Gayford.
If we were the sort of people who gave a damn about this type of thing, we could suggest that calling your daughter, “Neve Te Aroha” is #CulturalAppropriation of both Irish and Maori culture.
As for the thoroughly modern habit of not being married but double-barrelling the two parents’ surnames; has anyone stopped for one moment to think what the next generation will be called? When Neve Te Ahora has children, let’s say with a Mr. Ponsonby Smythe, will the progeny be cursed with having to fill out official forms with “Arden Gayford Ponsonby Smythe”?
Where does this all end?
In all aspects of their lives, the regressive left are ridiculous.