Black Names Matter: The Black Names Book

Black Names Matter: The Black Names Book


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Black Names Matter: The Black Names Book by Bobby Cenoura

“Antwaneisha”, “Brionshay” and “Tayvion”—for some, pronouncing these names are a daunting task, and for others, it’s a symbol of cultural identity. Black Names Matter: The Black Names Book defines names commonly referred to as “Ghetto”, “Ratchet” and “Hood”, in American society by dissecting them. The lesson that the book teaches is that the majority of “Black Names” aren’t African, but are unique names that come from combinations of two or more names, names constructed with common prefixes and suffixes, and much more. In many cases, names are “conjugated” with a formula that can be applied to names such as "DaNiqua", "LaNisha", and "Tayshaun".

The book also contains research on the impact Black names can have on getting a job interview. In addition, the book has a glossary of "common" American names from which Black names are derived.

Black Names Matter: The Black Names Book is the first installment in what may be an ongoing investigation into unique naming conventions used by different ethnic groups in America. As well as a second edition to this book from the suggestions received by readers to our author.

Reader suggestions for names can be emailed to:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692570623
Publisher: Slice of Pain Publishing and Media, LLC
Publication date: 11/06/2015
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Black Names 7
Do Black Names Affect Economic Prospects/ Progress? 11
The Names Debate 15
Find a Black Name 19
Affixes 57
Prefixes 59
Conjugated Prefixes 63
Suffixes 287
Diminutives 289
Acute Accents 301
Contemporary 'Ghetto' Names 305
-ion and -iona 307
Name Combos (Concatenations) 313
Names from Far Off Lands and Times Past 419
Foreign Lands Names 421
Historical and Mythological Names 425
Odds and Ends (Miscellaneous) 427
Miscellaneous Names 429
Suppositions 431
Repeated Names 433
Spellings and Pronunciation Variants 435
Base Name Glossary 437
Works Cited 459

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