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LaToya is one of Michael Jackson's sisters.
-- breakofday  12/17/2005
La Toya London came in fourth in the third season of American Idol. Fabulous singer.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2006
I loathe this name. It just isn't appealing to me.
-- dreadfulxsorry  1/24/2007
Gaaaah, I HATE this name with a burning passion! It's hideously ugly and trashy! It's as if someone had wanted to call their daughter a toy and added a creepy ''ah'' to it.
-- slight night shiver  4/27/2008
No offense, but it is really ugly.
-- number1212  5/14/2008
Straight from the ghetto. Yuck!
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2009
I think LaToya is a really pretty and unique name. I can't believe people hate it so much.
-- starz26  3/28/2010
I don't think LaToya is that ghetto. It is such a common name now that there are plenty of non-ghetto people with it.
-- bibi66  4/11/2010
Latoya comes from one of the nicknames for Victoria which is Toya. I like the name. My first name is Victoria. Latoya is not trashy or ghetto it comes from a name that is regal.
-- earthangel  3/6/2011
My true dislike stems from the fact that it is a "kre8tiv" made up name. Which in turn means that it is fairly unintelligent in sound, unprofessional, uneducated, attempted ornate, pompous, and childish... among my personal opinion of "Ugly."
It is a failed venture of trying to appear "French." The addition of "La" to any given name immediately creates a trashy, tacky, and cheap appearance.
It certainly is not a name that will aid your child in the business world. A doctor by the name of LaToya Richards will not be hired as my heart surgeon. Nor would a LaToya Sparks be a favored lawyer in a case. Think of the whole picture, I beg.

"Will this name prove to be an added barrier, possibly wrongly denying my child a position in a company?" "How will the world see it?" "Will my child be the object of gradeschool mocking?" and, "Will I be thanked later in life for the name I chose?"
-- Francesca  5/19/2011
I don't like prefixed names that much. I think if someone wants to name their kid this, they should write it as Latoya instead of LaToya.
-- ListenToAsuka  1/7/2012
In response to Francesca's comments- one of my favorite social workers was named LaToya. She was a beautiful, thoughtful older women who taught me a lot in the brief time I knew her. I'm sure she encountered plenty of discrimination because of her name, but she was a successful woman nonetheless.

Besides- why does someone with a common "ghetto" (almost always means black) have to prove themselves as better than someone named Kaitlyn? Why have so little respect?

And from what I've heard, Latoya does have an Arabic origin if you bother to look it up. But even if it had no meaning, that doesn't change anything.
-- coronule  2/5/2015

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