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A black boy named Keshawn is going to come onto this website and request you all to stop talking crap about these names. I personally respect names for black people, I understand you wouldn’t name a white boy Keshawn.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2019
This is ridiculous.
kayisforkeen  10/28/2018
Alright, so I have been browsing African American names recently and I'm noticing a consistent theme - most, if not all these names are called something along the lines of bad, urban, trashy, ghetto, lower class, etc. And it truly annoys me. I, for one, do not have a problem with the name Keshawn, and I feel as if this name (and many others) receive hate simply for being African American. I met an African American man a few years ago with this name, and I believe he worked at a school. I did not find him trashy, ghetto, or lower class in the slightest. He was a wonderful person and therefore left me with a good impression of the name. If you want to give a child this name, I say go for it, as long as you are prepared for the racism and classism that will likely be directed towards you and your son.

(I'm sorry for posting this essay I just needed that out of my system).
― Anonymous User  1/29/2017
I think the name is tough and has class. I really hate the fact that African American names get so much hate. The people who create these names want to be creative and people who are from upper-class backgrounds also like to mix it up a bit too. I mean we have names like Kesha, Amiee, Sage, Ryott, Tu, and Basil that are popular with non-lower class and non-black parents too.
CaptainPotatoChips  7/10/2016
The name Keshawn was given to 83 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
I don't have a problem with ARTFULLY invented names, but honestly, this sounds like a sneeze: "Keshawn! Keshawn! Excuse me!"
Aside, I wish people would drop the race/class directed comments and judgmental attitude.
thesnowwhiterose  12/2/2014
The prefix really ruins this name.
slight night shiver  4/26/2008
I usually don't like modern names, but this one I find tolerable. I'd prefer to spell it "Keshan", though.
Pippin  4/26/2008
What is wrong with these parents who take a perfectly good name and then mangle them into these horrendous "names"? It looks like something that some lower-class person might give to their son; trashy, stagnant, harsh, insubstantial (by that, I mean that there's no meaning to it), something that might set your son up for trouble if he climbs up the social ladder; who will take him seriously with an indignity like this?
gaelruadh19  1/27/2007
A variant of this is Keyshawn, used by American football player Keyshawn Johnson.
SSF  10/29/2006

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