Baby Names..... Your take

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#185 Oct 24, 2013
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>Excellent post...are you African?
Yes I am African and I understand the culture very well.

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#186 Oct 24, 2013
Angel Ronnie wrote:
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Perfect explanation. If her children take her husbands last name why can't they take a first name that identifies with him as well? And on top of that she will not only take his name as well but live in his country and be a citizen of that country! I mean come on, where exactly is there any wrong doing here? Would YOU as a man want your children to leave YOUR heritage as their father and take their mothers heritage? If yes, then you are way too much of a submissive man... Man up!
both of y'all are wrong. first of all silverness said she is european...not an african. she identifies as european. so, in that case, she should act like regular europeans act. which means all that lobolo sh8t is out the window. she can assert the equal ethnic heritage of her kids. but instead, what she's doing is wrong...she is looking to bury her kids ethnic and racial identity under a white identity...saying she's european and not african. giving her kids european names. she's surrendering to white supremacy and sacrificing the ethnic and racial identity of her kids to do it.

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#187 Oct 24, 2013
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>both of y'all are wrong. first of all silverness said she is european...not an african. she identifies as european. so, in that case, she should act like regular europeans act. which means all that lobolo sh8t is out the window. she can assert the equal ethnic heritage of her kids. but instead, what she's doing is wrong...she is looking to bury her kids ethnic and racial identity under a white identity...saying she's european and not african. giving her kids european names. she's surrendering to white supremacy and sacrificing the ethnic and racial identity of her kids to do it.
If I recall correctly she said she is half Ugandian and half South African but grew up in Europe and knows her Fathers heritage but not her mothers.

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#188 Oct 24, 2013
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
<quoted text>both of y'all are wrong. first of all silverness said she is european...not an african. she identifies as european. so, in that case, she should act like regular europeans act. which means all that lobolo sh8t is out the window. she can assert the equal ethnic heritage of her kids. but instead, what she's doing is wrong...she is looking to bury her kids ethnic and racial identity under a white identity...saying she's european and not african. giving her kids european names. she's surrendering to white supremacy and sacrificing the ethnic and racial identity of her kids to do it.
And that picture she has as her avatar clearly shows she recognizes and is proud of her African heritage, hence why I am defending her.*Silverness back me up will you?*

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#189 Oct 24, 2013
Carmiana wrote:
My mother named me after an evil woman in the bible.
Jezebel?

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#190 Oct 24, 2013
sONE wrote:
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Delilah?
Delilah wasn't "evil" in my opinion. She was a woman who was about her nation and the posterity of her people (the Canaanites). The b!tch was just doing what she was supposed to do...unfortunately, Samson fell for the bullsh!t.

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#191 Oct 24, 2013
I see some good names on here...some really honorable names.

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#192 Oct 24, 2013
Angel Ronnie wrote:
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I think you misunderstood. An African woman takes her husbands heritage and name only after he pays lobola. The lobola ceremony is the one which makes her so, they (her husband, his best friend, brother and uncles) pay her family a dowry for looking after her, educating her and for the future children she will bear for him and then her fathers sister (AUNT) escorts her to her husbands family and leaves her there. In true African culture it is then that she first sleeps with her husband because traditionally she is already his... however, nowadays these youngsters either wait for a Christian wedding or have already slept with their men.
Thank you. That was a very well put together post.

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#193 Oct 24, 2013
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text> A biracial kid with an African name in a White country with a White dad..that sounds intelligent LOL
<quoted text>hahaha..exactly..What "Alpha" man is going to submit to a woman's heritage (actually her father's heritage..where she got it from...so it would be submitting to another man's heritage)and allow HIS children to take on the identify of other men? It's just ridiculous....
Lol... No matter how much you point that out, there will be people who criticize everything you say or do. I really don't mind giving my child a second or third African name, one hopefully their father and grandparents can pronounce but I am never going to emasculate my man and his heritage by raising our children as Africans. My brothers have the responsibility of raising future *insert last name here* not me.

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#194 Oct 24, 2013
Angel Ronnie wrote:
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Thank you. I had not thought of that! This guy wants this white man and his children to leave his own heritage and take on his wife's fathers heritage... I bet you her African father will tell her to dump him if he can't be man, might as well be a lesbian.
AA like him are races obsessed and doesn't understand how most Africans are culturally traditional... African father's "literally" "give" their daughters away to her husband...The dad would not respect a man (or even his daughter)if she continues to build her father's house/name and not her husband. Your earlier post explain this beautifully..so I knew you were African (from where?)

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#195 Oct 24, 2013
Angel Ronnie wrote:
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And that picture she has as her avatar clearly shows she recognizes and is proud of her African heritage, hence why I am defending her.*Silverness back me up will you?*
Yes, I am African 100%. I can speak my fathers language and some others. My future husband, will pay a dowry as that is my way of saying goodbye to my family. And my kids will know my culture but it will not necessarily be their culture, a child takes their fathers totem and culture, that is the way I was raised.

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#196 Oct 24, 2013
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
I see some good names on here...some really honorable names.
Which ones do you like the most?

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#197 Oct 24, 2013
Silverness wrote:
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Lol... No matter how much you point that out, there will be people who criticize everything you say or do. I really don't mind giving my child a second or third African name, one hopefully their father and grandparents can pronounce but I am never going to emasculate my man and his heritage by raising our children as Africans. My brothers have the responsibility of raising future *insert last name here* not me.
He's just trying to guilt trip you because it's a white man..I'm sure if he has children by his Asian girlfriend..they will have identities (first names..maybe even second)from her culture(sounding like children from Asian men..he even lives in her country...I think he mention something about you living in Europe..while he's in Korea LOL)..and he will submit and not demand that she built up his house/name/identity as a man...yet he want you to emasculate your man (and his heritage)for the sake pretend racial pride, but will he ask his own woman to respect his AA heritage as a man and name their kids AA traditional names? doubt it :)

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#198 Oct 24, 2013
Silverness wrote:
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Yes, I am African 100%. I can speak my fathers language and some others. My future husband, will pay a dowry as that is my way of saying goodbye to my family. And my kids will know my culture but it will not necessarily be their culture, a child takes their fathers totem and culture, that is the way I was raised.
^5
That is the way most of us African women were raised...you're in the right...wife/children belong to the man according to most African cultures :)

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#199 Oct 24, 2013
Proud Sis wrote:
<quoted text>AA like him are races obsessed and doesn't understand how most Africans are culturally traditional... African father's "literally" "give" their daughters away to her husband...The dad would not respect a man (or even his daughter)if she continues to build her father's house/name and not her husband. Your earlier post explain this beautifully..so I knew you were African (from where?)
^ This.
My father would probably think there is something wrong with him if I named our children Xolani and Cebile (which mind you is NOT pronounced se-bi-le but has a click in it). And my aunt would probably take me on a "retreat" to teach me how to be a proper wife.

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#200 Oct 24, 2013
Proud Sis wrote:
<quoted text>He's just trying to guilt trip you because it's a white man..I'm sure if he has children by his Asian girlfriend..they will have identities (first names..maybe even second)from her culture(sounding like children from Asian men..he even lives in her country...I think he mention something about you living in Europe..while he's in Korea LOL)..and he will submit and not demand that she built up his house/name/identity as a man...yet he want you to emasculate your man (and his heritage)for the sake pretend racial pride, but will he ask his own woman to respect his AA heritage as a man and name their kids AA traditional names? doubt it :)
Such a hypocrite.
No matter how much guilt he tries to dump on me there will never be enough for me to disrespect a good man like that.
I live in Europe but I am in the US until December 15th. My parents migrated to Zurich in 1985, but did not like it and then went to France - you might know of Apartheid. I think someone might have killed someone because after Apartheid there was no talk of going back, I actually wanted to go to college there and my Dad had agreed but my mom somehow insisted the US was better (very suspicious):)

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#201 Oct 24, 2013
Silverness wrote:
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Which ones do you like the most?
I like 2 of the ones you posted earlier: "Hugo" and "Anastasia".

Now although I'm really a fan of issuing Roman/ Greek names to Afrikan/ Asiatic children, I still like those 2 names.

I'd recommend reserving European names for house pets instead of one's own children.
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#202 Oct 25, 2013
Jesuspeaceandlove wrote:
Fanta!!!! I love that name. Me and my boyfriend want to give our children african names.
Fanta sounds too commercialized, like 7-UP, A&W root beer, or Orange Crush.
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#203 Oct 25, 2013
I think Desmond is inexperienced when it comes to African women, and it's showing.
He thinks African women are just like black American women. Smh.

Take it from a British man who is African and who, because of family functions, knows African women well....
African women born and raised in Africa who find themselves in Europe before they get married to an African man can be some of the most backwards, evil, white worshipping, white wannabe, desperate and disgusting creatures on this planet. They are anything but authentic.

Even African people born and raised in Europe who end up white washed avoid them, because they're just "different" in the wrong way.

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#204 Oct 25, 2013
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>I like 2 of the ones you posted earlier: "Hugo" and "Anastasia".
Now although I'm really a fan of issuing Roman/ Greek names to Afrikan/ Asiatic children, I still like those 2 names.
I'd recommend reserving European names for house pets instead of one's own children.
Correction: I'm NOT really a fan of issuing ero names to Black children...

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