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What's Wrong With "ghetto" Black Names?

Hey folks, I beg to disagree with those who mock and scorn kids with "ghetto" names. Names like:

Publeesha, LaQueefa, Taneadra, Sequayah, Verondah, Tomeishaka, Cavaleesha, ZaNiqua, Monifa, Quanshekiya, Aushaniquia, Neferteria, Zaytaysha, Quoshanique, Shaquitta, Barsheniqua, Starkeisha, Jayzel, Xquateesha, Yugoshunda, Taqweeshea,Shavondalyn, Deoshenique, Reignbow, Quatinazhia, Raqueeda, Kenyatta, Varrasica, Traniqua .

Parents have a right to name their kids whatever they want. Heck, I've seen a girl named Limousina. What do you folks think??

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Reading your posts tonight, made me scared for the Tgirl from Liberia. I felt very sorry for her as she was so out of her league, it was a distant dot to her.

Mo gbe'di fun yin ma. Eyin tun le gaaan!

Remind me never to get on your wrong side.

I like your Nigerian spirit, KarmaMod.

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Its very disgusting dats y i hate BET

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Yes I agree they have to be the most hideous names in existance. They are just trashy names. I have heard them all!!!!

Sure I was married to one. Those men, they can never have one child with one woman. They have so many illigit kids they are stoned out of their mad heads trying to make up new names.

God only knows what the next one will be.

There are two white girls I know and they called their kids LaKeisha and Javonte YUCK! dont know why the nigerian father allowed it.

The more of them that convert to islam the better at least the names derive from somewhere.

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There's just something so unserious about the names, and most likely the person too. LOL!

And I think some, if not all, seem like names for KIDS. So, when u name ur kids let it be something they will see themselves happy to be answering when they're older.

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well, who are you to complain about how many syllables are in their names when you are nigerian and god knows how long your name is.

so everything really is subjective. some things that make sense to them doesn't make sense to us and vice versa. our names will sound primitive to them while their names will sound ghetto to us. it's all really how we have been socially conditioned to think.

for example, when i came to the US, I didn't see anything wrong with AA names. In fact, I liked some of them. but after years of conditioning and realizing the status of AA in america, my perception changed and now I will laugh with friends about how foolish sounding Latisha or Imani is when at first, I found it nicer sounding than Jane or Amy.

same with country music. I liked it until I realized it was "white people" music that I shouldn't be listening to as a black person.

so it really is all social conditioning. and what keeps racism and discrimination alive.

companies for example are more likely to pick a resume with a white sounding name than a immigrant or AA sounding one. even if all the credentials are the exact same. A study was done on this.

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Why are these mothers all of a sudden so creative when they have kids? When they were in school I'm sure they didn't know that many damn syllables. . . she\ne\qua\net\ta is not creative, its just silly.

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ain't noting wrong with those names. it's creativity. i don't know why folks fuss about them.

and so what if they're not anglicized names

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I don't see anything wrong with their names. Of course there are some that are out of this planet (and they are always exagerrated by ppl who like to make fun of AA names) but regular ones like sheniqua or latoya etc I personally don't see anything wrong with them.

But like the title says, they are "ghetto" names. Anything that is associated with African Americans or the ghetto is almost always criticized and disparaged. It's society's way of maintaining the status quo.

even the food they eat to the clothes they wear and the music they listen to will be considered inferior. ex. chicken, kfc jokes

a name like Bobby will be considered superior to Jamal

and a name like Barbara will be considered superior to Keyanna

Nothing inherently wrong with the names otherwise. Just our perceptions.

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It's actually a Nigerian forum, not a Black American forum!

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person wey dey vex fit go jump inside lake

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i can't help it. it is so fun getting a rise out of her, she and ossisi make the board exciting.

khai khai is boring because all he or she does it pick at typos, mispelled words ect.

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KB1 stop that nonsense. yabbing a fine chic is offlimits.

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Lock this thread, seun

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aids is a invented disease anyway. go research. so called non-curable diseases make drug companied rich.

and yes they pick groups. auch as gay men, black ect.

just like in africa. the vaccine shot rate is identical to the aids rate. and the aids rate is the most abundant where there are natural resources.

anyway i know you do not have a man so go finger yourself

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I can't believe I missed this thread> I for real peed on myself laughing. This has made my week. Don't stop get it get it.

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my post got deleted. kb1 no one is taking her seriously or any like minded individual on this board.

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oh really?

then explain why did Barack Obama get 80 percent of latino votes despite the fact latinos are republican and conservative?

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i did not say the white people were keeping us down. i said black people were less likely to get healthcare.

by the way over 50 percent of white people voted for mccain. obama won because of the overwhelming vote he got from people of color.

check the exiting polls.

toodles.

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Lol my bad. Thanks for proving my point. You're 18%(forgot to add the increasing baby mamas), you're still MINORITY amount in this country and still the highest with Aids. What an admirable feat.

Of course the evil white man is keeping you down from getting health care. *rolls eyes* Perhaps you have more excuses on why it's so high in the black community despite being part of the 1st world.

President is now black, I wonder what the new excuses will be.

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karmamod actually we are 18 percent. the us census actually left out 4.4 percent of the black american population.

and there are more white people with hiv than blacks. more blacks have aids. there are more likely to develope full blown aids than whites because they are less likely to get healthcare. get your facts straight.

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khai khai i know my english very well. an when it is in front of a vowel and a when it is in frin of a consonant. there you go being childish again.

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karmadog r u mad?

Is ur moda mad? Wat r u saying?

Pls shut d fuc up. May ur skull scatter wit bullets b4 years end.

God punish ur family.

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Yes Aids infested bodies. Black Americans make up  ONLY about 14% of the USA YET Black Americans esp the women are the ones with the highest rate od HIV in this country. How disgusting. At least the other countries have their reasons, lack of education/safe sex programs, etc. You imbeciles have all of such in this country yet you're still infested with the diease like roaches.

Are you minding the ghetto hoodrat? Pathetic akatas have excuses for everything. Someone tell that tart to find her father first before trying to yarn dust towards me

Asinwere oshi.

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Saying an continent is not a typo. You can twist it any way you like. I don talk my own, Na you know.

Akata Defense Force, carry go.

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and i made some extra typos in the above post.

bottom line there is nothing wrong with ghetto names. they can name their children whatever they want.

stop being crabs and worry about your own country (which is nigeria). if you do that you would not have to be in the uk or america.

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khai-khai just because you do not know one little thing does not make you dumb, and i know english i knew i had some typos after i posted the message. and i never referred to africa as a country. when i said country i meant nigeris. i said many people refer to africa is an country although they know its a continent because they are in the habit of saying country. they unconciously refer to africa as a country.

so do not start this silly petty argument about i thought the us is a continent. i know ths us is in north america which is continent. or typo or words i accidently spelled wrong while typing. it make you lokk mpre ignorant than myslef.you are just mad that karmamod said black americans were uncreative when i proved that black americans are some of the most creative people on the planet. you cannot argue against that so you argue about me saying the us is a continent.

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Sure, Africa is an country.

How about some education? I suggest English Language and Geography.

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karmamod is funny keep coming at her kb1 and seanshe is cracking me up. we have no creative bone? we are so uncreative we created jazz, blues, swing,r & b, zydeco, hiphop( hip hop did not always have bad messages), tap dancing, rock and roll, rock( yes a black man named  jimmi hendrix), break dancing, turfing, clowning, krumpin, double dutch, locking, popping, neo-soul, soul, funk and other poo.

i know what you are going to say. because you are predictable

that's not anything and you all are good for is entertainement and nothing else. and the ones that did something like Ben carson or George Washington Carver is because white people gave them the opportunity.

im talking creativity not scientist and engineers and so forth.

and of course you are going to crticise hip hop. not knowing that jazz artist, neo-soul artist, r&b(most) artist do not even sing about that kind of stuff. you are going to criticise all black americans based of a genre. and there are some positive rappers out there but they do not get their stuff marketed by record execs like the 36 mafia does. and i am playing victim because i said that it is hard for people that sing about positive things to get their stuff marketed because it is considered too preachy.

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aids infested bodies? the aids count is worst in brazil, africa ect. and african and carribean immigrants largely contribute to the the aids count in america.

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big deal i said the us is an continent. you are the one sounding like a nigerian skinhead or klansmen.

and you have disgraced yourself in that picture with that ugly stripped leopard shirt. with that big bottom lip hanging down. did suck your thumb when you were little? as childish as you sound you probably still do.

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Apology accepted. Just know that when he starts up again. him or any of his goons, I will not be quiet.

Have a good evening

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Ok,when Hero bash Nigerians,I will attack him~~I hardly ever come across Hero threads here anymore sef~~Anyway,Sorry 4 being biased.~`I will try hard to be neutral!!

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Y'all are still on this?

Anyways, ghetto names o AA names o, some AA names have no meanings because they lack "African" culture. Quoting Girl22

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The ones that supposedly have meaning are usually Islamic. Why they are so obsessed with a religion most of them know so little about. must be the "wannabe Malcolm X" syndrome

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SeanT, wipe the snot coming out of your nose and quit crying. Ironically we never see your obnoxious rants when they come here spewing garbage about Nigerians. Keep the sermons for someone who gives a poo

you have a problem?

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That fool is lying, and even if he wasn't--- the name he presented would not be pronounced as poo head, but rather as Shi-theed, much like the common Islamic name "Shaheed". Only an illiterate, culturally insensitive Bottom Hole such as that lying poster,  would actually think up such foolishness. Pay that fool no mind, sis.

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U must work in a low down dirty place to be next to someone call shithead!!

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Point of correction, just because I said I know someone with such a silly name, doesn't mean the person is my friend. I guess, you don't work with people or go to school with people. Pray tell, are they all your friends?

If you like, fire on all cylinders, I won't bother with you. If someone is named Shithead and you really don't think something is wrong with that, I can't help you.

What is silly is silly.

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U need to start hangin around new people!!

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~~Its their names~~It makes sense to them~~Eventhough it might not make sense to you,do not come on here and mock it like an immature child~~!!

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Well, I dont know of any black person who goes by the first expletive you just wrote.

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So, Mr Ndipe, you are a recruiter. You see, Shithead Deshawn, GPA 3.5 and Apple Stone, GPA 3.5. Which one will you call for the interview?

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What of whites who name their kids, apple and the ilks?

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Ok, how do you not get angry, when someone name their kid, "Shithead" pronounced Shayteed. Tell me, if you see that name on a resume, how will you summon the courage not to just dump the resume into the trash. Your name, whether you like it or not, is important. Shayteed, will never be more than a Wal-Mart overnight stocker. Can you imagine you going to ER and you begin to fill the form and it says Dr Shithead is your attending Dr. How will you react? Lets call a spade a spade. Its good to be unique, but Yugoz,  is not a name.

Black people, we sure can do better.

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how can black names have meaning when they were robbed of african culture? where is the meaning of the name going to come from? americans do not give meaning to their children's names. that is not american culture to name your child with a name that has a meaning. white americans names only have meaning when its origins is from europe.

and african names sound just as weird to black americans as those ghetto names sounds to africans.

think some damn times

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