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To: NYer

Actually this isn’t just a black problem. Everyone is being pretentious. Blacks do it by coming up with ridiculous made-up names. Whites do it by re-spelling normal names abnormally and using previously totally obscure Irish names.

They are all obnoxiously pretentious. My boy is just George.


16 posted on 12/08/2012 1:40:18 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
My children were all meaning based traditional names.

Samantha - She who listens
Arlen - Pledged one
Dorthea - Gift of God
Beatrice - Happy blessing

Of course, they now stand out in their millennial generation because their names aren't made up or uniquely spelled.

I sometimes wonder if the parents making up names and spellings are just simply illiterate and proud of it.

23 posted on 12/08/2012 1:58:53 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: the OlLine Rebel
My boy is just George.

Boy George?

Been done...


32 posted on 12/08/2012 2:18:58 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Actually this isn’t just a black problem....Whites do it by re-spelling normal names abnormally and using previously totally obscure Irish names.

Well said. There is a radio announcer around here who pronounces her name "Cottie" and spells it "Kati." How much do you want to bet her name is really "Katherine"?

37 posted on 12/08/2012 2:31:56 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government can’t redistribute talent, willpower, or intelligence, except through dictatorship.)
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