You all definitely have a point. When is someone going to break the cycle? But hasn’t that been the question relating to racism for centuries? And, for some people, it still hasn’t happened. I wouldn’t consider myself a racist person in the slightest, but I’ve definitely grown up in an area where racist tensions are sometimes still high, and I don’t even live in the South! (I’m not saying racism only exists in the South, because that would be naive, but from a historical perspective…) But, alas, someone must break the trend; perhaps you could be the one to do it. You mentioned the teasing - “Aunt [name]Jemima[/name], make me some pancakes!” - and I think that’s where you’re going to run into problems. To a child or teenager, that might just be a casual, though bothersome, joke, but to others, that’s a racial slur. So, that’s the debate here.
[name]EDIT[/name]: I don’t know if this is true, so don’t at all hold me to this, but perhaps ‘Aunt [name]Jemima[/name]’ is only a racial slur if applied to an African American person. Maybe, if someone said something to your Caucasian child, [name]Lyndsay[/name], such as “Aunt [name]Jemima[/name], make me some pancakes,” people would only think of the pancakes and syrup connection because your child isn’t African American. Now, I’m guessing that any adult African American in the vicinity might notice the comment, but maybe it wouldn’t be seen as derogatory. Now, I don’t think that’s the way it should be, but it was just something I was wondering about. Maybe that’s the state of our country? I really don’t know.
[name]Do[/name] I think it works for a middle name right now? Absolutely, yes! [name]Do[/name] I think [name]Margo[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] is amazing? Definitely! Would I even use such a combination myself? I think I would…
I think [name]Margo[/name] has a more relaxed, yet also sophisticated feel to it, and I personally like it more than [name]Marguerite[/name], which feels a little bit uppity to me. However, [name]Margo[/name] as a nickname for [name]Marguerite[/name] is a great compromise. [name]Margo[/name] [name]Jemima[/name] does flow better than [name]Marguerite[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]. Maybe you’ll just have to convince your husband of [name]Margo[/name], [name]Lyndsay[/name]!