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Old 01-04-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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I never think of it as girly as it is so Associated with warriors in my mind,but I get that it's a bit like Brianna etc.
I think the pronunciation is feena in Irish but I prefer fee-Anna.

And yes names influence perception of the person,Katie is very cutesy and luckily my personality is cutesy so I don't mind.

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Fianna is pretty but I picture it more for a girl because of the a at the end. Is it pronounced like it looks Fee Anna?
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That's exactly what would happen. Anyone seeing Fianna on paper or on a screen will be expecting to see a woman. I read a book once about how names influence one's perception of a person they haven't yet met. Very interesting. If my screen name were AlaskaMaynard, everyone would imagine a totally different person. And it wouldn't be good! And yes, my name really is Erik.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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The pseudo-African names like Laquesha.
I know you prefaced this with "pseudo" but just for those that may not know, there's absolutely nothing remotely African (not that Africa is a single country or has a single language) about the -esha names. They are all completely made up and have no meaning
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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They're created largely by people of African descent that's something sweetly African about them.I don't mind them but I'm Australian so not familiar with the associations other than maybe it's considered ghetto or something.

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I know you prefaced this with "pseudo" but just for those that may not know, there's absolutely nothing remotely African (not that Africa is a single country or has a single language) about the -esha names. They are all completely made up and have no meaning
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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They're created largely by people of African descent that's something sweetly African about them.
I'm sorry, but that really doesn't make much sense. "African-American names" are created by people who, for the most part, have virtually no personal ties to the continent of Africa. There is nothing "African" about these names.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:46 PM
 
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They're created largely by people of African descent that's something sweetly African about them.I don't mind them but I'm Australian so not familiar with the associations other than maybe it's considered ghetto or something.
Not sure what you concept of "something sweetly African" is. Does it mean anything that sounds exotic and you cant find a box for it? So assuming the majority of people with these -esha names are of Asian descent then you would say that there was "something sweetly Asian" about the names? Just curious

I guess I just dont know what African sounding is.. given than I know that African languages are as different as night and day from Western to Southern African.. Ask anyone from Africa and to them, these names dont sound African at all

And as Saibot above said, a large number of African Americans are probably more American than some white Americans in that their families have been here for many generations more and they have zero ties to Africa as a continent..

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Old 01-04-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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You know, I'd really be interested to learn what the long-term career track in terms of hiring, earning, and promotion is for those with that kind of name versus standard names such as Michael or Cynthia.
Well, my workplace doesn't discriminate against African-Americans so if you're qualified, you will get the job regardless of what your parents named you.
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Old 01-04-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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Fannie? My grandpa had an Aunt Fannie. I don't know what her real name was though...
I had a great Aunt Fannie, her real name was Crucifies, the feminine for Crucifix in Italian. Her parents were from Sicily.

I had another great aunt who went by Jennie, her real name was Giovaninna, I think similar to Joanne. Her parents came from the Naples area.

In Italian American families of NYC, everyone had nicknames
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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They have a thousand years of cells connecting them to other Africans.
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I'm sorry, but that really doesn't make much sense. "African-American names" are created by people who, for the most part, have virtually no personal ties to the continent of Africa. There is nothing "African" about these names.
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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You know, I'd really be interested to learn what the long-term career track in terms of hiring, earning, and promotion is for those with that kind of name versus standard names such as Michael or Cynthia.
A person's name really doesn't say anything about the person. It just says something about that person's parents.
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