Why do blacks name their children rid...
esorenivid

Lakewood, WA

#97 Jul 8, 2012
I often wondered why my mother gave my brother a normal name "Todd Derek" and me such a retarded name that I won't mention. Because of the trouble my name caused me growing up, I will never, ever do that to my children. So called black names are unprofessional. Shaqueeta? Bonqueesha? La-sha (ladasha because the - isn't silent)? Seriously sound so stupid. Don't put this on our heritage this bs is only in America. Real African names have meaning and are actually beautiful and are native to their culture/language just like Asian names and Hispanic names, etc. And most Africans who come to America are trying to get an education and make something of themselves, not like many blacks here who think they're entitled to everything they didn't work for. Jobs also try to avoid names like that when hiring. Who wants to work with someone whose name is hard to pronounce. Black mothers and fathers stop making your childrens lives harder by giving them ridiculous names. This is coming from a black woman with a dumba**'black' name. Have a nice day!

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#98 Jul 8, 2012
Couldn't be any worse than naming your child "Moon Unit" or "Dweezle"

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#99 Jul 8, 2012
TheAmazingOne wrote:
". Most blacks refuse to use their surname, which is basically the right thing to do.
Blacks shouldnt use Western surnames , they should change their surnames to African surnames.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#100 Jul 9, 2012
Racism at it's finest. Let me give you a list of my old friends names. And they're all black. Michelle, Miya, Victoria, Ayanna, Alexis, Angel, Naomi, etcc. Do any of these names sound ridiculous ? No, i think not. I would stoop to your level of ignorance and talk about white peoples' names but there are too many nice white people.

Since: Jul 12

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#101 Jul 9, 2012
Where am I?
White Boy Been To Africa

Hudson, WI

#102 Jul 29, 2012
Been to Africa....no made up names there(that I saw or heard). There was a definite reverse discrimination there though. I'd come through the airport and they would finger fu all my stuff everytime..everything. It was an eye opener though....and I don't think they hated me in anyway but liked to see the supposed rich white man squirm....which I ain't. Just an observation....and overall...I'd prob. do the same if my culture was reversed....other than the airport bs...Africans were a great people..serious.
White Boy Been To Africa

Hudson, WI

#104 Jul 29, 2012
See..she get's it....nothing racist about it!!!! She's right//it's only in America. And the African's do it with class....been there..done that..don't got the t-shirt. But, people ARE stupid..ain't they...Moon Unit and Dweezle....stupidity knows no boundaries.
esorenivid wrote:
I often wondered why my mother gave my brother a normal name "Todd Derek" and me such a retarded name that I won't mention. Because of the trouble my name caused me growing up, I will never, ever do that to my children. So called black names are unprofessional. Shaqueeta? Bonqueesha? La-sha (ladasha because the - isn't silent)? Seriously sound so stupid. Don't put this on our heritage this bs is only in America. Real African names have meaning and are actually beautiful and are native to their culture/language just like Asian names and Hispanic names, etc. And most Africans who come to America are trying to get an education and make something of themselves, not like many blacks here who think they're entitled to everything they didn't work for. Jobs also try to avoid names like that when hiring. Who wants to work with someone whose name is hard to pronounce. Black mothers and fathers stop making your childrens lives harder by giving them ridiculous names. This is coming from a black woman with a dumba**'black' name. Have a nice day!
Faith

Maple, Canada

#105 Jul 30, 2012
Why should we name our children English. Ames when we're not English. Why doesnt anyone ask "why do Indians name their children Indian names?" because they're not English! Wow
Ezra

Scottsdale, AZ

#106 Jul 30, 2012
"Ezra" doesn't sound particularly strange.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#107 Jul 30, 2012
that is a very ignorant assumption...what Jimmy Ray isn't a ridiculous name because you are more accustomed to it???

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#108 Jul 30, 2012
There was a family that traveled across the U.S. in a makeshift RV? to go to Alaska for free land. On the way through British Columbia they had a daughter, they named her "North Star Meridian".
White Boy Been To Africa

Hudson, WI

#109 Jul 30, 2012
Fact.. we ALL live in a small world...growing smaller everday. Wouldn't it be prudent as well smart to name ourselves and our offspring with nice multicultural pronounceable names that do justice and display understanding of cultural heritage to all parties concerned.??? Being unique as well being way different than the norm can also be way cool...way sexy...and just plain awesome..with some thought. Let's just show some class about it...class speaks for itself..u either got it....or u don't...and it don't take money or riches or fame to have class.

“Black”

Since: Jul 12

paramaribo

#110 Jul 30, 2012
Proud American wrote:
Shinaqua, A'Quariur, Dasunia, Shaquedra, Omarion... why do they choose these awful names???
what are awful names, they do not exist.
but remember that before slavery we black people where having the names of gods. and during slavery those names where taken from us
and we have have adopted western names.
Extruded plastic dingus

Modesto, CA

#111 Jul 30, 2012
Ezra wrote:
"Ezra" doesn't sound particularly strange.
No it doesn't.
Jamie

Charlotte, NC

#112 Aug 19, 2012
TheAmazingOne wrote:
"Ignorance Is Bliss". I bet most of you idiots don't even have a degree and you all have the nerve to get on here and talk about what people name their children. I haven't seen anyone say why u stinky, wet dog smelling tramps give yall brats those awful names like Becker, Wednesday, isn't dat a day of the week, or just those dumb stupid ass names yall give those kids. I know most of you all haven't experienced to musch becuz if u should know most of those names that you all are calling stupid really come from the roots of "Africa" everybody's homeland including u dogs. Most blacks refuse to use their surname, which is basically the right thing to do.
Wow you sound so...intelligent. What's your degree? Stupidity? You don't even know how to spell correctly! "dat, musch, becuz" No wait, you spelled those words in that manner on purpose because you're "proud to be black" right? HAHA what a joke!
Jamie

Charlotte, NC

#113 Aug 19, 2012
Educated black woman wrote:
<quoted text> I guess we would be better off naming our children with names that are appealing to the white people right..names like sara, mary, john, seth, or brent...seriously??? we name our children names because we want them to be different..I will admit that some of the names are interesting to say the least but thats our choice...soo deal with it or please please go back to the caves where you all came from
You're telling us to go back to the caves? Like African slums are any better than caves!
Jamie

Charlotte, NC

#114 Aug 19, 2012
Steve wrote:
I just got back from a trip to Africa and I ran into no one with a name like Shaniqua or LaQuanda, etc. The made up names here in the US appear to be a Black-American phenomenon.
I personally think it's a form or racism. They choose to name their children the most "non-white" names possible. They pretty much state that in some of the posts I have read. Someone said something like "Why should we name our children white names like Sara or John"?, etc...They think it makes them stand out or special, when in reality, it just makes them look pretty damn stupid.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#115 Aug 20, 2012
kumanti wrote:
<quoted text>
what are awful names, they do not exist.
but remember that before slavery we black people where having the names of gods. and during slavery those names where taken from us
and we have have adopted western names.
Why dont you change them back then?
Jamie

Charlotte, NC

#116 Aug 21, 2012
Fluke- wrote:
<quoted text>
Why dont you change them back then?
Probabaly because the names sound too "white"
Jamie

Charlotte, NC

#117 Aug 21, 2012
Got a story for you. True one. I used to work at a preschool. A little black girl started going there and her name was spelled something like this, I cannot remember the exact way "Desunaih" but it was pronounced "Day-shun-ay-uh"
I felt so bad for that little girl.

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