Oh, sorry, I'm guilty of not understanding whether or not people are joshing around. Or maybe we're joshing around now.
Or maybe both. Or maybe not at all.
Story of my life.
You know what else I've got here? An Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Waterproof Floating Bluetooth speaker. That was my actual Christmas gift from work. Like, not an extra little surprise - I selected it from a list. I don't remember selecting it but I obviously did. I bet it's a pretty good thing. I wouldn't know what to do with it though. Maybe my nephew can use it.
Black folks in North America often have interesting names. Devonte, Shannequa, Tre'Davius. I feel like there's a cultural thing going on.
I don't mind the concept. Mixin' it up. I think it's at least partly about rejecting the sort of names slavers used. I'm down with that.
My only misgiving is that some people must go through their entire lives having to spell and have little discussions about their names over and over. Especially when you toss an apostrophe in there. I would find that annoying.
I work with a black guy named Jray. Kind of a cool name but I can imagine the questions and comments. Every single time.
I work with another black guy named Femi. Maybe that's a different category of name. Islands maybe? I'm not even sure. He doesn't talk so I have no accent to go on.