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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-14-07 09:13 PM
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8. Love it. I'm not a bigot BUT...

Hey, Josephine, after Katrina, six-year old Diamante Love singlehandedly led himself and five other children--including a baby--on a multiple-day trek to safety. Seventeen-year old Jabbar Gibson loaded a school bus with storm refugees and drove them all the way to Houston. Beautiful kids, Beautiful names. If you aren't comfortable with the situation, that's your misfortune.
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  -You Named Your Baby WHAT??? bjorkfan  Oct-14-07 08:54 PM   #0 
  - Hm. I don't think the author would like people from India much at all...  IndyOp   Oct-14-07 09:02 PM   #1 
  - I think the difference here is that those are the actual names used in that culture  rockymountaindem   Oct-14-07 09:07 PM   #2 
  - All names are created, all names were new and strange at one time...  IndyOp   Oct-14-07 09:28 PM   #10 
     - But as someone who writes, I can tell the difference between  pulsatilla   Jun-14-09 01:58 PM   #82 
  - Those names have meanings. They are not comprised of people  Kahuna   Oct-14-07 09:28 PM   #9 
  - The article made allowances for CULTURAL names  pulsatilla   Jun-14-09 01:54 PM   #81 
  - Wow. It's too bad people can't just name their kids what they want  AllyCat   Oct-14-07 09:09 PM   #3 
  - It's tied to a certain degree of rootlessness. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-14-07 09:10 PM   #6 
  - Some countries will not allow parents to name the kid *whatever* they want.  quantessd   Dec-05-07 12:17 PM   #49 
  - Why aren't black girls named 'Coretta', 'Ella', 'Mary McLeod', 'Soujourner'??? nt  MookieWilson   Oct-14-07 09:10 PM   #4 
  - Because they're being named, Laquanda, Laquisha and Shenaqua.  Kahuna   Oct-14-07 09:30 PM   #11 
     - So much history being lost.  MookieWilson   Jul-09-08 08:59 AM   #62 
     - Integrate[x^2 Sin[x]^3, x]  joey5150   Jul-26-09 04:22 PM   #90 
  - It's rather obvious that Ms. Hammond needs a new circle of friends and co-workers.  PSPS   Oct-14-07 09:10 PM   #5 
  - That's a nice name, I think. n/t  AllyCat   Oct-14-07 09:12 PM   #7 
  - I think she's right because we do the same thing to white kids too  roguevalley   Oct-15-07 02:06 PM   #38 
  - Love it. I'm not a bigot BUT...  Fridays Child   Oct-14-07 09:13 PM   #8 
  - I like the spirit of your answer ... maybe best in the thread ...  eppur_se_muova   Oct-14-07 09:45 PM   #13 
     - Good question about origins. It'd make for an interesting study.  Fridays Child   Oct-14-07 09:56 PM   #17 
     - One of my good friends is an obstetrics nurse.  fed_up_mother   Apr-25-08 07:41 PM   #52 
  - Because Oprah, Barak, Kwame, and Deval,  sandnsea   Oct-14-07 09:42 PM   #12 
  - Oprah was my first thought, and look how unsuccessful she is.  babylonsister   Oct-14-07 11:32 PM   #23 
  - Oprah-- a misspelling  MIS_UNDER_ESTIMATED   Aug-03-08 08:34 PM   #65 
  - All short and easy to pronounce  fed_up_mother   Apr-25-08 07:43 PM   #53 
  - I thought this would be a tirade against naming your daughters  Warpy   Oct-14-07 09:45 PM   #14 
  - laughing here  lwfern   Dec-04-07 06:45 PM   #48 
  - I understand what you are saying and have had the same thoughts in regards to names  notadmblnd   Oct-14-07 09:45 PM   #15 
  - My mom taught us that when we were teens.  robinlynne   Oct-14-07 11:04 PM   #22 
  - Hey. I'm an attractive white woman and it works the same here.  TalkingDog   Oct-14-07 11:36 PM   #25 
  - BINGO! We're all: size-ists, sexists, racists, but smart folks don't act on those initial thoughts  MookieWilson   Oct-15-07 09:31 AM   #30 
  - White guys dressed like that get shabby treatment too. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-15-07 09:30 AM   #29 
  - Not race dependent either  dmallind   Dec-03-07 03:32 PM   #47 
  - Question for you: do you feel resentful that he has to go to those lengths  pulsatilla   Jun-14-09 02:07 PM   #84 
  - 47 years ago  Bjornsdotter   Oct-14-07 09:50 PM   #16 
  - Change it! go for it! nt  MookieWilson   Oct-15-07 09:33 AM   #31 
  - Ouch. At least she gets to say this - she's black.  kestrel91316   Oct-14-07 10:12 PM   #18 
  - I call my friend's daughter 'Q'  bambino   Oct-14-07 10:22 PM   #19 
  - Lame Screed.  Dr_eldritch   Oct-14-07 11:02 PM   #20 
  - Making up a name is different from naming someone 'Anfernee' instead of 'Anthony'. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-15-07 09:35 AM   #34 
     - I'm not saying the author doesn't have a point...  Dr_eldritch   Oct-15-07 06:44 PM   #41 
     - Anfernee ---- Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh  AccessGranted   Jun-17-08 11:26 PM   #58 
  - There's an easy way to sort this out... pass a law allowing kids to sue for damages...  TygrBright   Oct-14-07 11:03 PM   #21 
  - So African Americans should not name their babies what they want because of racism?  TroubleMan   Oct-14-07 11:33 PM   #24 
  - No, that's not what's being said here.  MookieWilson   Oct-15-07 09:34 AM   #33 
  - Condoleezza RIce  Real_Talk   Jul-14-08 10:51 PM   #64 
  - Have fun with that..  Lady Missie   Jul-02-09 09:25 PM   #85 
  - So let me get this straight...  FatDave   Oct-15-07 08:17 AM   #26 
  - perhaps, in an unjust world, people can take more time to understand  roguevalley   Oct-15-07 02:10 PM   #39 
  - Of course Blacks should name our children as we see fit.  harlinchi   Oct-15-07 08:19 AM   #27 
  - My sister had a student named 'placenta'. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-15-07 09:36 AM   #35 
  - My all time favorite is pronounced like this  fed_up_mother   Apr-25-08 07:50 PM   #54 
  - Whites shouldn't have Dawns or Tiffanys or Brandys (pole dancers)  soothsayer   Oct-15-07 09:28 AM   #28 
  - Don't forget 'Amber'. Yes, people assume folks named Tiffany, etc. are stupid just as they...  MookieWilson   Oct-15-07 09:34 AM   #32 
     - yet most playboy playmates are named Susan of all things. (my name!)  soothsayer   Oct-15-07 09:53 AM   #36 
        - case in point! here's a susie centerfold from another du thread  soothsayer   Oct-15-07 04:02 PM   #40 
        - Most playmates and pole dancers use fake names.  greguganus   Jan-11-09 08:54 AM   #72 
  - Dweezil? Moon Unit? Whose your daddy???  Karenina   Oct-15-07 01:09 PM   #37 
  - Those 2 don't have to worry about money or making a living. n/t  greguganus   Jan-11-09 08:55 AM   #73 
  - What else needs changing to appease bigots?  freestyle   Oct-19-07 09:39 AM   #42 
  - Guess the author never reads NY Times, lived in Africa or heard of "NoRailway Mabuza"  HamdenRice   Oct-20-07 07:04 AM   #43 
  - For every black Aliz I've met I also know a white Aliz.  jmm   Oct-20-07 10:55 PM   #44 
  - There's a white Alize  bjorkfan   Oct-28-07 12:06 AM   #45 
  - she's making a lot of assumptions  noiretblu   Nov-01-07 03:28 PM   #46 
  - I kinda feel the same way about dumb white names  WildEyedLiberal   Apr-02-08 01:40 AM   #50 
  - "Kreaytive". I like that. Maybe I will name my daughter .......  kwassa   Apr-04-08 08:12 AM   #51 
  - Actually, people are using "boys" names so much for girls  fed_up_mother   Apr-25-08 07:54 PM   #55 
  - name discrimination is real  Sophia_Karina   Apr-29-08 01:30 AM   #56 
  - Sadly, Bjorkfan is right  cambrianexplosion2   May-01-08 10:56 PM   #57 
  - Try Being African-American and Named After A Plantation  AccessGranted   Jun-18-08 12:05 AM   #59 
  - Could have been worse. She could of named you Rhett. n/t  greguganus   Jan-11-09 08:58 AM   #74 
  - One of my ex-employees  MullenBank   Jul-02-08 06:15 PM   #60 
  - That caused a near spit take?  lwfern   Jul-08-08 09:16 PM   #61 
     - Holy phony leaping jeebus  MullenBank   Jul-11-08 09:48 PM   #63 
        - Integrate[x^2 Sin[x]^3, x]  joey5150   Jul-26-09 04:20 PM   #89 
  - Sha'Tavion  MullenBank   Aug-28-08 10:13 PM   #66 
  - I know someone named Chaquita. Every time I see her I have a craving for a banana. n/t  greguganus   Jan-11-09 09:00 AM   #75 
  - Integrate[x^2 Sin[x]^3, x]  joey5150   Jul-26-09 04:20 PM   #88 
  - I had an interesting talk with kids when I was subbing for a class  lwfern   Oct-11-08 10:22 AM   #67 
  - For me, who loves words and their sounds, it's the beauty of the name  morningglorysunday   Oct-25-08 01:08 PM   #69 
  - I like your approach.  ThomCat   Jan-12-09 08:11 PM   #77 
  - As for your examples, "Dick" is short for Richard, and "Colin" is usually  pulsatilla   Jun-14-09 02:04 PM   #83 
  - please check this obama video out  melanie1   Oct-24-08 10:40 AM   #68 
  - Ridiculous baby names transcend race  really annoyed   Nov-15-08 12:24 AM   #70 
  - Agreed  guardian   Dec-26-08 11:28 AM   #71 
     - Tylenol...wonder if anyone has ever named their child that. n/t  greguganus   Jan-11-09 09:02 AM   #76 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-21-09 03:17 PM   #78 
  - my name  BlueStateBlackMan   Apr-16-09 01:49 AM   #79 
  - "bob or tom that have no heratige"  guardian   Jul-16-09 06:28 PM   #87 
  - How many Americans know the correct pronouciation of Irish names?  vincent_vega_lives   Jun-12-09 10:16 AM   #80 
  - Hmm  Azalea   Jul-16-09 04:11 PM   #86 

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