Why is it acceptable to name a baby an Irish last name for a first name , but not a Jewish one? Why can people name their kids Ryan, Shannon. Kelly Or Duffy but not Lerman, Rosenbaum, Goldberg or Kravitz? I’ll tell you why and this applies equally to all ethic groups not only Jewish, because what your doing is raising other culture s to a higher level than yours and at the same time lowering yours to a level below theirs. There is nothing wrong with Irish last names for first ones but what about a Jew naming his kid a Jewish one, how about using for starters Einstein for instance and maybe someday Jewish names will be the norm for all, who knows.