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Old 05-01-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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I like LaDash'A.

I think Ghetto name is the wrong title. There are a lot of bad names.

Rebel
Elrod
Billy Bob
Cletus
Buck
Cooter
Homer
Rufus
.
LMFAO. My cousins birth name is Rufus Elrod Triggs. Everyone calls him Triggs.

That being said I met a Jezebel and a Cinderella. Cinderella did become a high paid escort.

But this a black issue because bad names for whites are considered cutsey and funny or clever. When its a black associated name like Malik or Jamal, its associated with poverty or crime not so cutesy.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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I don't get hired because my name is Jesus... its all white people's fault lol
nonsense. that's dismissing known prejudice.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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But this a black issue because bad names for whites are considered cutsey and funny or clever. When its a black associated name like Malik or Jamal, its associated with poverty or crime not so cutesy.
Why do Malik and Jamal keep being mentioned? Are they extremely common names? I don't know anyone with either name, but I haven't met everyone on earth either.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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I see a hit dog in between all of your defensive posts.
how is that "hit dog"? defensive? do you think I'm Quiera? lol. my name is greek actually. but it is funny how I keep getting accused of being defensive by posters who really have nothing to say.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yes, having a simple and "safe" name that is easy to pronounce will improve your chances of success in multiple areas of life, especially professionally. This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone...a lot of people are shallow and have stereotypical ignorant views about certain groups. It's not surprising that most high-up public-facing figures (executives, lawyers, marketing/sales directors, CEO/CFO/CTO/CIOs etc) have easy to understand names, or nicknames that roll off the tongue. Regardless of race. It can play a factor in a company's overall brand perception. Same goes for "clean-cut appearance" and so on.

Also, most people these days have LinkedIn profiles, and most of them have the person's photo in there. Most employers and recruiters these days will look at a candidate's LI profile before deciding whether to bring him/her in for an interview or not. So if someone wanted to discriminate based on race, ethnicity, even age...the LI profile and overall social media presence makes it easy to do that.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: U.S. (East Coast)
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It's not cute, IMO it's a stripper name like Savannah.
Ohhh, hush.. It is NOT. Seriously it's along the lines of Mackenzie to me. Mercedes is a bit more posh, Mackenzie is more old-root sounding.

A stripper's name could be ANYTHING, any name can potentially be made into something sleazy.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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I find "regular" names to be boring and dull. I like original names. I love how eccentric some of the celebrities are when naming their children.

However, for the dull corporate cubicle world i suggest using an initial or nickname to get an interview/get in the door.

Also, you could always start your own business so you don't have to worry about it.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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Serious anger issues there.
lol. yes, I'm angry. being smarter than you and the other poster = anger. the question is can you refute my facts. and we all know you can't. all you have are personal attacks.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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Most overused, but not necessarily bad(according to one site):

Nevaeh, Trinity, Faith, Hope, Miracle, Blessing, Heaven, Mercedes, Aaliyah, Abrielle, Abigail, Addison, Ariana, Ashley, Aubrey and Avery. Kelsey, Kendall, Kennedy, Kiana and Kylie


Dijon, Kaden, Aiden, Jayden, Brayden, Jericho, Cody, Koby, Cane, Kane, Bentley.
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I love the name Peaches, Porscha, Kristal, Mercedes, Maserti, Suga, Ginger for women, all gorgeous names lol
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