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Does Toronto's multiculturalism really contrast with the "melting pot" of American cities?

WislaHD

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According to this article, which examines with data which names are most well-represented in Canada proportionally relative to the States, in the 1950s and 60s, there was a period when Italian-origin names like Giuseppina, Franco and Paolo were particularly common in Canada.
Interesting proposition in the article, that second-generation South-Asian descendent Canadians will begin naming their kids more typical Canadian sounding names, just as second-generation Italians have.
 

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Don't forget that during the transition period, there are some who name their children based on their mother tongue, but adopt a similar name in public. Using the example of Franco and Paolo, they would be called Frank and Paul, respectively. After all, Franco and Frank are cognate with each other, same with Paolo and Paul.

However, sometimes, the name used in public would sound similar, but are not cognates, such as Omar and Homer or Sakura and Sarah.
 

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