This interview took England by storm a few weeks ago and I would like you to have a watch. It's only 5 minutes, but if like me, it may leave your blood boiling...
So do you judge a person and what they have become on their name?
I actually cannot understand the nerve of this woman to say that a persons name affects or reflects their behaviours, their class and their personality. I just think it is a horrible thing to do. It's very stereotypical and boxing someone in because of that can be hurtful.
I think the naming of someone is a personal thing. For example, when Kim Kardashian called her daughter North West. Do I like the name? No because to me it sounds silly but if Kim and Kanye like it then it's their personal choosing. But I don't think of the name North, Grace, Charmaine, Tyler etc as being a certain class. I most certainly don't think if I hear those names in conversation or outside that that person is unkind or naughty! And i would never stop my child from befriending another child simply because I don't like their name.
We all have opinions on names because as humans we cannot like everything. I will admit the only thing I judge about names if I hear them in public is whether I think they are common. At the moment i hear the name Grace a lot. It's a beautiful name!!! But I do think 'that's a very common name at the moment' but it never goes beyond any other critical judgement.
What kind of message are we sending out to people and especially our kids if we think like that?
So I'm curious - what do you think? Is Katie Hopkins being snotty? Or do you think a person's name is a reflection of their upbringing and social status?