He's going to be amazing with the ladies
June 1, 2012 at 12:57 am
Several things wrong with this:
1) 2 apostrophes....why?
2) Why not lookup a name that means amazing?
3) Why would you put two (2) apostrophes in one name!
Stuff like this makes me mad! >_< "shoo".
June 1, 2012 at 2:38 am
I miss finding ghetto ass names together
Terra C. Black:
July 7, 2012 at 7:37 am
YEAH ME TOO. USED TO WORK IN A BAKERY & THIS NAME IS A TOTAL WIN COMPARED TO SOME OF THE ONES IVE SEEN.....ALTHOUGH IM WITH YOU ON THE 2 APOSTROPHES...WTF???
Charisse A Hill:
July 23, 2012 at 6:33 pm
Because they didnt finish 2nd grade apparently. DUMMYS.
March 18, 2013 at 2:57 am
why not call him amazing ?
May 31, 2012 at 11:47 pm
That name is so awful. I only hope he grows up to play a professional sport because he'll never get a regular job with a name like that. Parents failing him already.
June 1, 2012 at 2:00 am
He can have an amazing personality and work ethic, but no one will know it because they won't be able to get past the name. A lot of white managers will tell you to not give your children ghetto names because there is still discrimination and stereotyping. His application may make it on a hiring manager's desk, but they'll throw it out as soon as they see the name.
June 1, 2012 at 2:11 am
Well hopefully he'll be smart enough to build his own business. I'm not being shallow but realistic. If you look at the other comments, not one person is in support of this baby's name. What does that tell you?
June 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm
Shawn, i totally agree with you. I've been in lower and upper management in different points in my life and believe it or not Members of management DO look at the name. It is what it is.
Kecia Dawn Virgil-Wright:
June 17, 2012 at 2:13 am
wowwwwww....he just a baby....you are giving him a job and being hired by white managers all befoe he's one...who knows what the job market will be like by the time he grows up,,,,he may be his own boss....you are being shallow just like Netia said.. can he grow up first before you start picturing him jobless,,,,,my goodness
June 17, 2012 at 2:41 am
When you have a child that is what you do - think of their future. As a parent, you want to do everything you possibly can to make sure your baby has the best start. It's just like getting your child vaccinated. You don't know if your child will get measles, but you take them to get that shot anyway. And you're right, we don't know what the world will be like when he grows up. But why would you take that chance, knowing what the world is like right now? Again, I don't see anyone praising the parents or the name.
June 17, 2012 at 2:52 am
as a parent of 3 i know exactly what you are talking about when it comes to the future you want for your children, but you also have to remember your name is what you make it of it meaning how you live your life and what direction you take in your life. I watching Oprah a long time when she was good(lol) and they had this man on there with his sons and you know what their names were Mister and Master, now I don't agree with those names especially the one named Master, who knows what goes through someone's head when they name their children, my mom didn't like my son's name DeAndre', but look at all the DeAndres in the world now, who knows when those parents looks at him and said amazin..we all want the best for our children, but a name doesn't make you, you make you..
June 17, 2012 at 3:10 am
Tyra Banks did the same thing on her show. It was called "What's In A Name." She had a panel of people from different ethnicities sit down and discuss what came to mind when given a name. They stereotyped the name Ashley to be a spoiled white girl. Ashley was actually a little black girl. Her mother explained that she wanted her daughter to have a white-sounding name because she herself had a black name and has experienced discrimination based on it. Her sister gave her daughters ghetto names. When Tyra asked the audience who they would hire, Ashley or the ghetto-named child, the audience said Ashley. While your name should not make you or determine your future, it can. It would be great if we lived in a world without stereotypes, bias, racism and passing judgements. However, that is not the case.
June 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm
Tyra Banks did the same thing on her show. It was called "What's In A Name." She had a panel of people from different ethnicities sit down and discuss what came to mind when given a name. They stereotyped the name Ashley to be a spoiled whi...te girl. Ashley was actually a little black girl. Her mother explained that she wanted her daughter to have a white-sounding name because she herself had a black name and has experienced discrimination based on it. Her sister gave her daughters ghetto names. When Tyra asked the audience who they would hire, Ashley or the ghetto-named child, the audience said Ashley. While your name should not make you or determine your future, it can. It would be great if we lived in a world without stereotypes, bias, racism and passing judgements. However, that is not the case
June 30, 2012 at 4:34 am
He can't be the boss if he can't get the experience. Can't get the experience if he never gets hired anywhere. Never set your kids up to fail. A name like this sets that poor baby up to be a black man with a "society is against me" complex.
June 30, 2012 at 4:37 am
can the chile grow up first before we set him to fail...lawd have mercy
July 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm
I totally disagree with the name being a hinderance. You actually have more managers that would hire him as opposed to names that they can't even pronounce. And the person who posted this thought the name was unique and outstanding. Most managers actually know how to read a resume by the way. More people probably get turned down from jobs by the way they look and act in the interview process. BTW most business that hire people to represent the business, such as sales personnel, won't hire based on looks. So you may have a great name and be turned away because you are fat or not what they believe to represent thier idea of brand. The baby looks like he has a head start already and if people are positive around him, and not negative like most of you commenting, he may have a chance.
July 4, 2012 at 8:24 am
I completely agree with shawn. This mother was probably just ignorant and ghetto. The name is ridiculous and I don't know anyone who would hire Mr. Amazing blackman... Why do black parents do this to their children? It's bad enough they raise their children with a victim and consumerism mentality. We are really going to get enough of screwing up our future generations. Omg.
July 7, 2012 at 7:41 am
Kecia Dawn Virgil-Wright TOTALLY AGREE!!!! THANX FOR SAVING ME SOME TYPING FOR THIS FOOL!!!!!!!
August 3, 2012 at 11:22 pm
I don't think he can get a job because no one will take that name seriously on a app. no matter what race the manager is
August 12, 2012 at 4:43 am
whatever.. lets name it apple, like gwineth p did or talulah does the hula.. a controversial name now banned..or name it after food or a sex act or hitler like some parent did.. so spare me.. while what you say is true.. water carriers like you instead of taking a stand we allow someone else tp dictate who we are yet for others it woulbe eccentric, cute creative.. not his future is damned,,
August 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm
I knew a kid named Asume (Pronounced Awesome).
August 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm
Netia OneDeep Smith : You CAN'T be that naive. You CAN'T be, omg - It's like you're living in bizarro America or something. God, there's always one of you in every crowd - think they're being so positive yet sounding freakishly unrealistic. I mean unrealistic to the point of exasperation.
No one's being shallow - they're being REALISTIC. Plus, you're using the term "shallow" out of context. You're implying that Shawn himself wouldn't hire the kid - in that case, the word "shallow" would be appropriate (it's called grammar - are you sure you're in college?). He may be smart enough to never have a "white" manager again? What does intelligence have to do with having a white manager? I get it - you mean running his own business, right? Until that happens, you gotta work for somebody, right?
Have you ever had a white manager? Does that make you stupid? Are you managing others? Does that make THEM stupid? I know black people who wouldn't hire him or black men with dreadlocks for fear of frightening off lucrative white business. What does intelligence have to do with all this? You are living proof that a college education doesn't make you smart, it simply makes you well trained. Get some historical perspective and get off that Obama-mania sh*t - it's a false positive, sweetie.
September 28, 2012 at 11:07 am
I agree with Netia. He can always get far by who he is, not by what his first name is. And besides yall act like the kid can't change his name one day. :I
September 28, 2012 at 11:11 am
Jessica Drews Thank you. There's a girl name Hundai where I work, and she's the most dedicated and hardworking person I know.. The bosses were able to see past her name and she's been working at Claire's for three years. Let the baby grow up before you "set his destiny."
June 2, 2012 at 2:39 am
ok, y this baby look like beyonce baby blu ivy? lol
Isodope Too Kool:
June 2, 2012 at 3:26 am
the same mom that had beyonce baby had him lmao
June 2, 2012 at 3:44 am
lmao!!!! u aint liein bro!! lol
June 3, 2012 at 1:39 am
oh my gawd....i thought the same thang ctfu!!
June 21, 2012 at 1:52 am
I thought it was too...until I saw the name..lol
June 23, 2012 at 4:06 am
LMBO!!! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!
July 9, 2012 at 6:07 am
I said the same thing!!! Look just like lil Blue Ivy!!
March 18, 2013 at 3:33 am
June 1, 2012 at 1:09 am
It will be "Amazing" if he gets an" interview" with that name, once he grows up, but still a cute baby.
June 1, 2012 at 3:04 am
June 1, 2012 at 4:10 am
Me or the Name, lol
May 31, 2012 at 10:51 pm
I really hope this baby lives up to his name. :)
Lakena Violinqueen Kraft:
June 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm
I'm Not In Support of the Baby's Name Either! That is a Really Cute Baby and Everybody Made a TRUE STATEMENT! Employers can Throw Away Your Job Application If they see a Ghetto Name on the Application No Matter how well and Great your Resume' may Look for the company your applying for, you can have all the Required Job skills in the world for the Job But Unfiting Names on a Professional Job Application can cause your Application to be VOID! I have seen this Happen to alot of People where I work at!
June 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm
The sad thing is that parents are not explaining this to their children, and they're out here making babies and giving them these jacked up names. People want to believe that your education level or skillset will overshadow your name, but that is not true in a lot of cases. There have been studies done (and people can google it) where resumes were submitted to companies using a "white" and "black" sounding name. Both resumes had similar education and work experience, but the applications with "white" names got more callbacks than applications with "black" names. Why give your child a disadvantage from the start?
July 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm
This from someone named Lakena. First time I heard that name. Do you have a job? BTW I have a great one with human resources in the military and I am college educated. And I didn't get my degree online either.
Teshara Sidney Hogan:
July 4, 2012 at 1:56 am
you are being judge mental based an a name when your name would be considered ghetto. i think you can not say anything about someones name because you cant tell what the future holds and you never know your job application could have been VOID many times DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER SWEETIE !
July 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm
Lakena is right, unfortuatly there is a lot of ignorant people out there that will judge based on their own prejudice. This is not true in all cases but it is a sad world we live in and unfortunatly judging exist. There is hundreds of people applying for each position. This however doesn't just apply to African American names their is people of Caucasion and Hispanic etc race that names their kids very odd names as well. People also judge based on age that's why they say never put years graduated. Look at some of the Caucasion celebritities naming their different names. It shouldn't be like that I agree 100%. When I worked in HR I paid no attention to the names, ages etc. however I know my supervisor did and she made comments when I have her the resumes I picked out for her to interview. I left because I was tired of it and I contacted EEOC as well. I was told that I wouldn't be able to get a position there in a higher level since I was of a other ethnicity rather than African American not Caucasion (my boss was very unprofessional, later fired). They were afraid of a EEOC violation. They cherry picked this happens at A LOT of companies. They also hired females so they could offer a lower wage. This was a non profit organization. I worked there years ago we were in charge of all the branches and there was a EEOC claim every month due to predjudice in all races/sexes etc. It's very unfortunate...beautiful baby btw. The name will never have anything to do with skill level, education, class etc but you are at the mercy of whoever chooses to view.
August 2, 2012 at 5:41 am
I agree with Shawn here. My actual name is spelled the regular way...Angela. The point he/she is trying to make is actually very valid. Whether you choose to face it or not, truth of the matter is just as you're judged by the way you look, if your name is the 1st thing a person sees, that's what they use to form an impression. If a girl's name is LaQuisha, most likely people will assume she's Black. I can say I've never heard of a White girl having a name like that...EVER. In contrast, I know some Black girls named Amanda, Katy, Samantha and other names that might be considered "White girl names". In middle school I knew girls named Corvette, Jamisha, ShaQuanda. I was young and asked "Why would they name her after a car? Or any of those other names?" My mom looked at me and said "Because the parents probably thought they sounded cute and unique but little did they know they were setting their child up to be stereotyped and judged." White boss or not when you sit in that chair they might be smiling but you have NO IDEA what they're thinking. Do you really think that a high society store like Saks would hire a girl named Tavona? With majority White and wealthy clientele...I think not. My mother said "Since your name is the 1st thing an employer or even an Admissions officer sees, you don't want to give them the chance to even assume your race, your social class (Lower, Middle or High), what you look like...etc." Some of the younger generation may not understand...I say go ask your parents and if you're bold, ask a Hiring Manager.
August 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm
BASIC ENGLISH....It shows that you cannot spell.
August 12, 2012 at 4:46 am
my name isnt white yet on the phone and onpaper i have it then when they see me like three years ago for a sales job they loved me till they saw me and immediately tried to offer me a base low grade job vs what on paper i looked so good for and the welcomes etc.. all was done virtually for a sport equipment wholesaler..
August 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm
But I'm sure your name is from your culture. Names can give an employer some insight into the person they are interested in hiring. You have names that are clearly African, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, etc. That would not be an issue unless the employer is racist. There is a difference between a name that reflects your culture and a straight ghetto name, and unfortunately there are black names that are considered ghetto (like that poor baby's). There is a stereotype that goes along with these names, so unless he goes to a top-notch university and graduates with an impeccable transcript and clean record, he's going to have to work much harder to get ahead.
August 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm
How is she being judgmental? And why are you making this about her? She's not the one holding the applications. She didn't say SHE wouldn't hire the poor thing. She just stated the way it is - where's the judgment? I mean, wow - y'all act like she personally rejected the boy...and um...if her application was voided many times (like you mentioned hypothetically), wouldn't that actually back up what she originally said?
August 14, 2012 at 12:00 am
Jessica Drews : and by making that snide remark, you actually proved her point.
P.S. - Nobody cares where you work or where you got your degree because it's not relevant (your name is traditionally accepted so you prove nothing).
June 1, 2012 at 12:47 am
PARENTING FAIL ONCE AGAIN!!!
April 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm
...said Teresa White to the Blackman's.
June 1, 2012 at 12:54 am
Why you have to spell names with all the punctuation marks..
June 12, 2012 at 2:41 am
I guess me being black with the name tabitha, isn't so bad after all. cute baby. the name has to go.
Sedrick A Jackson:
June 9, 2012 at 1:18 am
Reminds me of the hippie parents who would name their children 'Moonbeam' or 'Celestial Sky' and then watch them grow up and rebel by changing their names to 'Mandark' or something.
July 4, 2012 at 8:36 am
Hippie..ghetto...same shit different music.
June 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm
Cute baby bad name..smh...
June 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm
What cracks me up is that some people use all the punctuation in the world in a name, but don't know how to use them anywhere near a proper letter or even a status! Smdh.
June 13, 2012 at 3:33 am
4real yall, don't that baby look like Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby! hmmmmmm.
August 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm
We must fight to end Apostrophe Abuse.
C Yemanja Kennedy-Shaheed:
June 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm
What is with Black people and apostrophes? If no letters are missing, you don't need an apostrophe...ijs.
Anetress Ido'Nailz Malone:
July 3, 2012 at 4:05 am
Stop this " I'm trying to give my child a creative name" bullcrap! There are plenty of names already that exist and don't scream GHETTO! please use one of those!
June 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm
No pressure... No pressure at all! Parents these days... Apostrophes have NO PLACE in names...
June 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm
LA-A = LADASHA SMH
June 24, 2012 at 6:21 am
You will not go in on LA-A like that! LMAO
Marvina R. Snell-Tall:
June 6, 2012 at 5:16 am
Yes, if he was a magician.
Michaela C Cornelius:
August 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm
crosses the line from ghetto. that name is ridiculous. Literally. It's a joke.
Christine Lorraine Edmond:
June 15, 2012 at 4:05 am
this is not a good way to make your child "special".
Jerrica StewieGriffin Alexander:
July 2, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Cute baby. Terrible name. I feel sorry for the upcoming generations.
Po Bossman-Ceo Photosmash:
August 2, 2012 at 8:17 am
one of those could have been a hyphen... just saying...
Leelo Even Better:
July 1, 2012 at 5:08 am
I would never condone a child striking a parent, but in this case...
June 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm
What's up with the apostrophes? SMH #TeenMoms #PunctuationFail.