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Subject: Re: Odd African American Name
Author: daffy4ever   (Authenticated as daffy4ever)
Date: October 22, 2006 at 6:35:59 PM
Reply to: Odd African American Name by dingster1
Keep looking, but please be aware it may not have any meaning or traditional origin. As a former US school employee I can tell you from experience that African-American names can be HIGHLY original. I know one boy whose legal given name was "C" (not 'C.') and one girl with the name Tequila (there was charming story about her origin). In addition, the use of a masculine African name for a girl (and vice-versa) is fairly common, as is unique spelling ("Donta" pronounced exactly like Donte). My point is you may have a tough time.

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