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Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Jack Fate, May 22, 2011.

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCdmiZyyGjQ]YouTube - ‪Top 60 Ghetto Black Names‬‏[/ame]
     
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    It's a cultural thang.

    NBD.
     
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    Parents should consider their kid's future when thinking about such "cultural" names IMO.

    For example, if I've got a choice between hiring a black guy named Dennis and another equally qualified black guy with a hard to pronounce and spell name there's no question I'd not hire the latter.
     
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    A friend of mine in child welfare required a family to change the name of his daughters (among other things) before he would return the kids. He had named his two daughters.. Phelony & Miranda.

    True story. What a douche. CW took the stance that the names would necessarily prevent the girls from any success in life....yes, Miranda is a real name, but in this case, it was used to reference "Miranda rights" and since that was the intent, it was considered child abuse as the children were used to make a statement about the family's proclivity to criminality.
     
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    Some stupid parents in the UK have, this week, named their new son 'Like' (as in the 'like' button on Facebook).... apparently they're both facebook fans.

    Stupid people are everywhere!

    Having said that, my parents blessed us all with very unusual gaelic names... which is cool.
     
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    It is a cultural thing where the parents want a name that is euphonious and unique. And it has gone on forever. There was a local politician with the name Penumbra Kelly. There is a local police station named after her.

    H L Mencken noted that new parents at the medical school hospital would make the mistake of asking the interns for suggestions, and there were several instances of girls name Placenta.

    It is a cultural thing that is going to make the kids life hard in the outside world, but is respected in the community. Lots of American sub cultures have things they do that are bigger drawbacks then a silly name.

    Though I think the case worker Allie Baba referenced was absolutely correct in transferring the kids. That really was abuse in that case.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRUdaWZ4FN0]YouTube - ‪"Seven" as a Baby's Name‬‏[/ame]
     
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    How about Frank Zappas kids?
    Moon Unit
    Dweezil
    Ahmet Emuukha
    Rodan Diva
    Thin Muffin Pigeen
     

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