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Why would anyone be offended if they were told their child's name sounded like a "white kid name"? I really don't understand.

My DDs name is Joliscia: jo-lee-see-ya. If someone told me her name sounded Spanish I wouldn't be irritated or offended, because it is.

Explain this to me.
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by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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epoh
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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It originates within English speaking countries, so, again, it would be considered a white name. Of course anyone can name their child that if they like the name and want their child to have the same name as 6 other kids in their class. Totally their prerogative.

Quoting Tish_Hughes:

 Apparently anything that sounds like Aiden is a everybody name.


Quoting epoh:

Yup. I know a Filipino Jaden. :)


Quoting ladyraven16:

Really? There are 2 black kids in my sons preschool named jayden.




Quoting epoh:

Idk. I think "Jayden" is definitely a white name.






Quoting Lunarprancer:

Is Sophie a white name?

 

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epoh
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM
I know a black Jayla. :)

Quoting Lorelai_Nicole:

Huh. The only Jayla I know is white.



Quoting kjfamily:

Yeah for my dd Kayla I wanted to name her Jayla after my husband but my mom said that sounded black..
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Lorelai_Nicole
by Lorelai on May. 5, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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I think of Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS. That man is hot, lol.

Quoting HelloKitty86:

No offense, but when I hear Leroy I think of a country man :)

Quoting coolmommy2x:

On the flip side, DH's grandfather, uncle and cousin were named Leroy. People always assumed they were black. They were/are white. not just white but pasty white.


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HelloKitty86
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Hell ya he is lol :)

Quoting Lorelai_Nicole:

I think of Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS. That man is hot, lol.

Quoting HelloKitty86:

No offense, but when I hear Leroy I think of a country man :)

Quoting coolmommy2x:

On the flip side, DH's grandfather, uncle and cousin were named Leroy. People always assumed they were black. They were/are white. not just white but pasty white.



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Lorelai_Nicole
by Lorelai on May. 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM
Well, Sofia/Sophia is Greek. :-)

Quoting Lunarprancer:

Is Sophie a white name?
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mrsbrimer
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM
Exactly... i purposely named my girls "white girl" names.. why? Ummm because they are white. Why would i name a blonde hair blue eyed white girl guadalupe?
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rgba
by Gold Member on May. 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM
Yes, that is offensive. Why are any of those things "white" things? What would someone consider "black" things, then?


Quoting epoh:

So if a black man is named Bruce and he golfs and owns a house with a white picket fence and has a white collar job, and someone says he acts white, he's supposed to be offended?



What's wrong with being white? How would that be offensive?




Quoting art.diva:

It's probably because some black people are often told they "act white", or called "oreos", which is meant to be a huge insult.

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AdellesMom
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:46 PM
I've been accused of acting white by black people. It's offensive because white people aren't the only ones that use proper grammar, have successful careers , etc.

There are negative stereotypes out there and people sometimes "expect" you to play into them depending on what your race is.
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Lunarprancer
by Betsy on May. 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

 

Quoting Lorelai_Nicole:

Well, Sofia/Sophia is Greek. :-)

Quoting Lunarprancer:

Is Sophie a white name?

 She's just Sophie, but it is Greek as well, means wisdom =0)  Lol, she's white and puerto rican.

With light and love

epoh
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM
How is doing well for yourself offensive, regardless of what color you are? I don't know why those are considered white things.

And I'm sure you already know what some people consider a stereotypical black man.


Quoting rgba:

Yes, that is offensive. Why are any of those things "white" things? What would someone consider "black" things, then?




Quoting epoh:

So if a black man is named Bruce and he golfs and owns a house with a white picket fence and has a white collar job, and someone says he acts white, he's supposed to be offended?





What's wrong with being white? How would that be offensive?






Quoting art.diva:

It's probably because some black people are often told they "act white", or called "oreos", which is meant to be a huge insult.

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