I wouldnt think so, no, but some people are wierd about things, esp older people. Most folks should be delighted to admit to having been baptised. Those who havent might be a bit more defensive and if you happen to ask a rabid athiest, the same sort who apparently gets a headache from seeing the cross at ground zero in New York, you might get your head bitten off.
It might be a good idea to ask if they are Christian first, then ask about baptism, names, and such. As long as you don't give a negative or rude reply to whatever their answer is to that, or tell a person why or why not they should/shouldn't be Christian... Nope, I don't think that'd be rude at all. :)
Depends on how well you know them. If you just meet and you asked, yes it's rude! I don't really understand what is so important to know as people above are saying. Water baptism means nothing since Christ died for us. It's being baptized by the Holy Spirit that matters.
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It depends. Are you asking for their advice or experience? Or are you asking in order to categorize them? People get offended with the latter. Baptism isn't for other peoples' sake, it's an individual experience and a personal commitment. The point of it is not just for other people to "know" you're a Christian.
Absolutely not, when we are baptized as Christians, at least, in the Roman Catholic Church, we all make vows (very serious, and binding, promises) to God. One result of these vows is that we must keep growing in the Faith (learning more about it, and practicing it better) from that moment on, until we die, as we're able, and part of this is that we will spread the Faith as much as we can: one way we do this is by making it very clear to everyone that we're Christian, by our words and actions.
The Christian must be proud he or she is a Christian, and want everyone to know it, even if he or she promised God nothing, when he or she was baptized! Our Lord Jesus Christ, whom we're supposed to be proudly following, says, in the Bible: if you deny me, I'll deny you before my Heavenly Father. (Google it.)
By asking someone if they're Christian; and what their Christian name is, you're giving them an opportunity to spread the Faith. You should be prepared, whether they're Christian or not, to be unfriended and/or cussed-out and/or hit, for doing so! Sadly, many baptized Christians, including Roman Catholic Christians, today, are indifferent about it (don't care about it, one way, or the other), many times, because they don't really know anything about it, because they were never taught the Faith!
I hope this fully answers your questions; doesn't cause you to never ask anyone anything about religion; and is helpful to you.
It depends on how many times it's happened to you, and the situation you're in. For example, if you go skydiving without a parachute and another skydiver shows up next to you then says "do YOU have a moment to talk about God...?"