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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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mizhoward
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

confused

AdellesMom
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM
Hey-o!!!

I agree!! LOL


Quoting atyou:

hi friend!



I know 2 kids named jayla...one is black one is white. it's an everyone name!! =)




Quoting AdellesMom:

My sister's name is Jayla. She's black. lol I also have a cousin named 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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epoh
by Emerald Member on May. 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM
I just looked it up. I've read that Jayla is an African name, an Arabian name, and an English name. So, it is an everyone name.

Quoting atyou:

hi friend!



I know 2 kids named jayla...one is black one is white. it's an everyone name!! =)




Quoting AdellesMom:

My sister's name is Jayla. She's black. lol I also have a cousin named 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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karla85
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM
Df isn't into ethnic names thank God because I'm not a fan, especially if we have kids together my Mexican family won't even pronounce the poor kid's name right.
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shortycmlb
by on May. 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

My daughters name is Eleyna. We pronounce it as if it was spanish. 

EH-lay-NUH. Not EEL-lay-na or A-lay-na. Eh-lay-nuh. -.- 

If we have another girl one of her names will be Mary, pronounced the spanish way ( hate the english pronunciation) the difference?

English- MARRY       Spanish- MA-di

epoh
by Emerald Member on May. 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM
I'd have to look up the origins but they all sound Biblical or as if they originated from an english speaking country.

Quoting krystlzd3:

Hmm....what "race" are these names: Elwood, John, Anthony, Noah, Riley, and William
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epoh
by Emerald Member on May. 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM
My second pick for my DDs name was Marisol :)

Quoting shortycmlb:

My daughters name is Eleyna. We pronounce it as if it was spanish. 

EH-lay-NUH. Not EEL-lay-na or A-lay-na. Eh-lay-nuh. -.- 

If we have another girl one of her names will be Mary, pronounced the spanish way ( hate the english pronunciation) the difference?

English- MARRY       Spanish- MA-di

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CaptainFeast
by on May. 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeroy Jenkins!

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.


alreadydidthis
by on May. 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM
Yeah my dughter name is bailey so i get that.


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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rayroe2
by on May. 5, 2012 at 2:02 PM

 I don't get it, who is the person that said it sounds like a white name?

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