We invented the ‘weird celeb baby name’ trend before it was a thing, and trumped it! I have a friend who named his son “Notorious.” WTF? It’s wonderful to desire a unique name for a child, a name that symbolizes greatness. But some of us have given our children names they can’t live up to, won’t live up to, or in some cases, unfortunately will live up to.
Here is a sample of names given to Black children that went a little too far. Some range from down-right ghetto to comical, while others are a little out there but not too bad. Some standouts include Velveeta, Shampaign, and Courvoisier.
|Velveeta – Like the cheese!
Rolex – We hoped he lived up to this name!
Bose – Somebody loved their stereo system!
Courvoisier – I guess I can’t talk my name is Brandy!
Miata – Is that even a nice car?
Be Cautious – Uhh?
|Shampaign – At least they changed the spelling.
Psyche – As in ‘ward’?
Sirloin – Did you intend for him to be eaten?
Taco – Is he half-Mexican?
Lottery – Wishful thinking!
Bimbo – Say it so! Hopefully she didn’t live up to this.
Princess King – Keeping it gender-neutral.
La’Nokia – We really need to stop adding ‘La’ in front of everything!
Ronald McDonald – Because this food is killing us!?
Milton Bradley – Do you love board games?
Earthwind – Somebody loves that 70s music!
Black folks have another problem when picking out baby names. Some of us try so hard to be different that we create names that no one else on Earth, including your child, will be able to pronounce. Here are some hard too pronounce Black baby names:
Then we have moms that select names that are completely over the top:
Lemonjello and Orangejello (they were twins)
InFini (T.I. must have gotten the rest of this name!)