Why are black guys always named Demet...

Why are black guys always named Demetrius?

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#1 Dec 12, 2013
I just wondered.
Every year in grade school always a black boy named Demetrius.
I'm just saying
I mean why can't there name be paul,steven,mark,etc
smh
Jax

Ridgewood, NY

#3 Dec 12, 2013
I have never known a black Demetrius. Never.

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#5 Dec 12, 2013
pearlofagirl wrote:
I just wondered.
Every year in grade school always a black boy named Demetrius.
I'm just saying
I mean why can't there name be paul,steven,mark,etc
smh
Aren't you being a little too critical on black males here, especially with this name. It's clearly not a white boy name. It's a good name for a brother to identify with, since we have so many Tyrones' and Leroys'. Besides, don't we have enough pauls', stevens', marks', etc...
michele

Houston, TX

#8 Dec 13, 2013
toby Jackson wrote:
Wat wrong with it
my Cuz is name demetris and his boy to
inbred troll
michele

Houston, TX

#9 Dec 13, 2013
pearlofagirl wrote:
I just wondered.
Every year in grade school always a black boy named Demetrius.
I'm just saying
I mean why can't there name be paul,steven,mark,etc
smh
As a black woman.
This is a good question. We name our children names we like. not names we don't like.

Paul steve or mark are not names I would ever name my son.I don't like those names

Demetrius is a very nice name. I have always loved that name.I would name my son Demetrius.
dbiggs

United States

#10 Dec 13, 2013
michele wrote:
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As a black woman.
This is a good question. We name our children names we like. not names we don't like.
Paul steve or mark are not names I would ever name my son.I don't like those names
Demetrius is a very nice name. I have always loved that name.I would name my son Demetrius.
I like Paul,Steve,and Mark for names! As bad as it's gonna be for the black male child why give them a ghetto name! His resume is going straight to the trash can! I wanna give my kids the best chance to succeed !
Are you a ghetto hoodrat?
Askia Muhammad

Fremont, CA

#11 Dec 13, 2013
dbiggs wrote:
<quoted text>I like Paul,Steve,and Mark for names! As bad as it's gonna be for the black male child why give them a ghetto name! His resume is going straight to the trash can! I wanna give my kids the best chance to succeed !
Are you a ghetto hoodrat?
What is ghetto hoodrat about that name? If you teach your child to be self-sufficient, maybe he won't have to rely on the scraps of whites.

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#12 Dec 13, 2013
There seems to be more black Mark-cus than there are Demetrius. Where are you from because I never really known any Demetrius. In fact paul and steve are also more common for BM than Demetrius.

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#13 Dec 13, 2013
dbiggs wrote:
<quoted text>I like Paul,Steve,and Mark for names! As bad as it's gonna be for the black male child why give them a ghetto name! His resume is going straight to the trash can! I wanna give my kids the best chance to succeed !
Are you a ghetto hoodrat?
Names don't equate to success.

Try achievement, diligence, education, etc.
dragonpat

Chantilly, VA

#14 Dec 13, 2013
pearlofagirl wrote:
I just wondered.
Every year in grade school always a black boy named Demetrius.
I'm just saying
I mean why can't there name be paul,steven,mark,etc
smh
Why are BM Bartering/Prostituting themselves?

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#15 Dec 13, 2013
Some people tend to think that a black name is a ghetto name. Demetrius, Tyrone, Maurice, or Leroy are not ghetto names. They identify with names given to black males. Don't get these names confused with Pookie, Ray Ray, etc... Demetrius was more suited for a middle name in the past. However today, you may hear it as a first name too. It's not a popular name like others, but it's still a name given to more blacks males... Like Paul, Steven, and Mark, it's a biblical name, just like many black males were given back in the day as a first or middle name. Demetrius, although rarely occurring in the Bible like Paul, Steven, and Mark, symbolizes one who upholds the truth of the Gospel.

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#16 Dec 13, 2013
michele wrote:
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As a black woman.
This is a good question. We name our children names we like. not names we don't like.
Paul steve or mark are not names I would ever name my son.I don't like those names
Demetrius is a very nice name. I have always loved that name.I would name my son Demetrius.
How is this a good question? It's almost like asking why are black women always named Ruth, instead of Mary or Sarah...all biblical names. Is it a problem?
Demetrius

Athens, GA

#17 Dec 13, 2013
Yeah.
Creole Queen

Houston, TX

#18 Dec 13, 2013
Demetrius is a Greek name, are you mentally afflicted? That name is not associated with "Africa" at all.

Same with the name LaShawn or Desiree, its old French names/surnames.
Style

London, UK

#19 Dec 13, 2013
pearlofagirl wrote:
I just wondered.
Every year in grade school always a black boy named Demetrius.
I'm just saying
I mean why can't there name be paul,steven,mark,etc
smh
Demetrius is a European name, so is Paul, Steven, Mark etc.

African slaves were stripped of their African names and given European names....and the generations thereof have CONTINUED the practice.

You may have noticed when an AA , usually female, is given an AFRICAN name White folks think Blacks are trying to make a political point.

You may also notice that Asians usually have TWO names. Their Asian name and their anglicise name. This is done to 'fit in' with the Simian Cave Beast society.

No one in Bruce Lee's family ever called him 'Bruce'.
dragonpat

Chantilly, VA

#20 Dec 13, 2013
dbiggs wrote:
<quoted text>I like Paul,Steve,and Mark for names! As bad as it's gonna be for the black male child why give them a ghetto name! His resume is going straight to the trash can! I wanna give my kids the best chance to succeed !
Are you a ghetto hoodrat?
MACEO

yeah, MACEO is Old School and Dead! lmao
michele

Houston, TX

#21 Dec 14, 2013
KPITRL wrote:
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How is this a good question? It's almost like asking why are black women always named Ruth, instead of Mary or Sarah...all biblical names. Is it a problem?
Its my opinion that it was a good question. I actually like that question. & if you don't like the fact that I think its a good question, thats YOUR problem,not mine.

you got some nerves trying to shut down my response to a question.

& don't play FAKE christian to me. I smell a white devil in you.
michele

Houston, TX

#22 Dec 14, 2013
Creole Queen wrote:
Demetrius is a Greek name, are you mentally afflicted? That name is not associated with "Africa" at all.
Same with the name LaShawn or Desiree, its old French names/surnames.
Why are you going off? Calling people mentally afflicted?

If you are Creole, you are a black woman which connects you to Africa STUPID! Beyonces mom is creole.

I'm from Houston & I know what a frenchman or frenchwoman looks like. Louisianians all up & through here. I grew up with them also.

& you don't need to brag so damn much about being CREOLE. Its nothing to brag about.
BMFOOL

Arlington, VA

#23 Dec 14, 2013
michele wrote:
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Why are you going off? Calling people mentally afflicted?
If you are Creole, you are a black woman which connects you to Africa STUPID! Beyonces mom is creole.
I'm from Houston & I know what a frenchman or frenchwoman looks like. Louisianians all up & through here. I grew up with them also.
& you don't need to brag so damn much about being CREOLE. Its nothing to brag about.
MACEO

Dear black man
17 October 2013, 07:07PM

When did we become what we have become? We mistreat our women and are more interested in drinking and having a good time and sexing rather than creating and thinking. We cry about what the government should do but yet can’t even take care of our own children?. How do we expect the cycle of poverty to end when our children continue to be raised in fatherless homes with no support or guidance? We are so much better than this surely?

Can we afford to continue to treat education with disdain? How is it possible that we can watch DSTV soccer , watch basketball and football while our children’s school fees remain unpaid and they go without.

There’s a disconnect with logic and reasoning.

How can we merrily continue with our lives knowing we have children out there that we have never encouraged, held in our arms or simply said ‘I love you’ and you don't care? Dear black man we are so much better than this surely we can do better.

Have our minds been so deeply programed by an unjust oppressive system that we still believe we are inferior to our lighter skin brothers?. Surely if we had pride in our black skins we would never utter such conversations; ‘I don’t use a condom why should I it’s not like there is something to live for. Why is our mentality such were if I get AIDS I’ll be sure to pass it on to others {our black sisters presumably} taking with me as many people as possible?.’(A conversion between black brothers in a taxi, translated from IsiZulu to English). Aren't we so much better than this surely we are not this bad?

Have we been wronged to such an extent that it’s reasonable for young black men in our townships to be sitting idly on a Monday morning living off women or your Mother and not pursing anything worth while? YES, we have been wronged but we are strong, we get back up and fight, we study twice as hard as our white counterparts in our grossly inadequate schools because it’s the only way out. Or am I just being delusional when I say, we are so much better than this ? Surely we can do better than what I see today.

Dear black man, I’m under no illusions of the task at hand. I’m well aware of the difficulty caused by my black skin everyday when I leave home. The suspicion on people’s faces when I pass. The locking of car doors as I make my way through traffic lights in white suburbs. But I remain undisputable proud of the fact that I’m black, resolute in my desire to impart change.

Because we are better than this, we are stronger than this and when an unjust system oppressed once, visionaries and leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Oliver Reginald Tambo and Steve Biko rose from amongst us.

Those leaders need to rise again, and it’s starts at home by being a father by encouraging our children to believe they can be anything. It starts by us encouraging creativity and not conformity. It starts by us raising girls who demand respect from the men they interact with.but they never receive. Our women are seeking other races of men and have no faith in us. Is this what we want? Surely, we can do better Black man.

Because dear black man we are surely better than what we have become and what everyone sees in us! Dear Black man we are loathe for many reasons by our own women and children and rightfully so.
Drilling for the nerve

Batavia, NY

#24 Dec 14, 2013
A guy named Demetrius 'Cookie Man' Johnson invented "Gainfully Employed Body Spray For Black Men." He guarantees it will throw K-9 tracking dogs off your trail or your bail money is on him.

Sounds too good to be true, but you never know.

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