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  • On Strange Names and the Curse of Individualism

    12/08/2012 12:50:55 PM PST · by NYer · 171 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 7, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Living and working the African American Catholic Community I have been subject to some time with names that are often unpronounceable. It is a controversial practice even in the Black community for parents to name their children all sorts of crazy, made-up names that are often intentionally misspelled.DeQuanna, Sharkeisha, LaDarrius, Shamyra, Marketta, Shontella, LaRochelle, Shandrika, Charmonique, Myosha, LaKeisha, DeQuan, Rhondella, Raviona, Rominthia, Tomika, LaVenia, Trishela, LaTasha, ABCDE, Tyeisha, Mootron, Knoshon, Keyshawn, Tarquisha, Q’J'Q’Sha, Laquintas, Jamarcus, JoNathans, et al.I trip over this especially at Baptisms when I am supposed to solemnly pronounce the name of the child. Even after the irritated...
  • Some Parents Regret Names Of Kids

    03/05/2008 9:08:01 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 425 replies · 2,046+ views
    KSAT.COM ^ | 03/05/2008
    Many parents want a distinctive, appropriate, special-but-not-too-special name for their children, and 58 percent believe the right name contributes to success. Some would even pay people to help find a name. Even with all the thinking that often goes into the decision, 3 percent of parents regret the names they chose and would change it if they could, according to a survey by BabyCenter. They often said they would make a switch because a name has become too popular or gets mispronounced. A few parents felt that the name just doesn't seem to fit their child, the company said. "Many...