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originally posted by: Entreri06
I hope this thread isn't taken a way I don't intend. Just for background, I'm a 33 white make from mississippi. That said I grew up in trailerparks and project housing, more then once being the only "white" (race is a BS creation) family on the block. Never had one bit of trouble tho. In fact me and my brother were fairly "untouchable" because of it. We an army of sorta thugged out friends who would go the bat for us instantly. Multiple times having having a black best friend in school.
Ok here's where I could be precieved as racist and the actual rant. :p
WHAT tHE HELL! are African Americans thinking when they name there kid ghetto @$$ names!!!
They grew up in America, at times getting profiled and disrespected over there race! Why in the hell would you ensure your child has as hard a time as humanly possible?? Just so you can look ghetto as hell to your friends because you named your child shiniqua!!! Do you really need to feel so unique that it's worth sabotaging every job application your child ever has!!
It's ridiculous, anytime a real employer (aka not fast food) sees a ghetto @$$ name on an application. I guarentee it's trash canned! All so you can brag to your unemployed friends about how you spelled it different....
Stop playing into the stereo type!!! Or if you just freakin have to leave your child out of it!!!
I 100% agree it shouldn't matter what your parents name you, but we all know it does. I'm cool with political statements like that and such, but you have NO right to hamstring your child like that!
originally posted by: Cloudbuster
a reply to: snarky412
Sorry I didn't mean to offend anyone saying those names were boring. I should of said extremely common instead. Some of those names I have begun to like when I listen to the sounds of the name like su san but would not call my next child by that name. My apologies.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: Entreri06
If your employer is judging you on your name alone, then you don't want to work for that company anyway.
I do some what agree with what you are saying just think a little more tact could have been used.
What is a 'ghetto ass name' to you may not be to others.
we have no connections to England
originally posted by: Nyiah
I disagree with the unique names part (a lot are traditional, just not Anglo, or at least not entirely Anglo) BUT I agree on the cre8tiv names part. Kymburleigh, Mackaylah, Sharlot, Jenipher, Mykal, Hamyltyn, etc. WTH is wrong with Kimberly, Michaela, Charlotte, Jenifer/Jennifer, Michael, Hamilton, and so forth that someone feels the need really butcher the spellings? And the fad names, don't get me started on those. I avoided them like the plague for mine, while a lot of people with kids my age have to contend with 50 other Avas and Bentleys and such. In my parent circle of friends, the repetitiveness is ridiculous. I have one of the 80's fad names, it really sucked having a name called out, and 7or8 other girls going "Um, which one of us...?" I could never intentionally name my kid that year's fad name, no way.
I stayed way the hell away from anything cre8tiv, and popular. Mine don't have names like Agnes or Ethel, but they're respectable traditional names that haven't cracked the top 500 in a long time, and ones that shouldn't hinder them much -- if at all -- in life, nor have them eyeballing half a dozen other people first when their name is spoken.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
Are we gonna make a thread about the trailer park names too?
Or are we going to act like strange names is exclusive to black people being 'ghetto'?
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
originally posted by: mikeone718
Sorry there's nothing African at all about Devontre or La'quita.
To the racially sensitive, progressive, "I'm color blind" types....that sh!+ is ghetto.
There are more than 500 different ethnic groups & 200 different languages spoken in Nigeria alone. And that's just one of the 50+ countries in Africa. Just because you don't know where a name comes from doesn't mean it's not real.
originally posted by: Bone75
I had a childhood crush on a girl named Emonyiesha... needless to say I don't share your sentiment. I also hope you never get the chance to review one of my children's applications if they ever have to resort to such a thing.