black baby names

Crazy Eyes Uzo Aduba: If You Can Say ‘Tchaikovsky,’ You Can Pronounce My Name (VIDEO)

Crazy Eyes Uzo Aduba has a darn good reason why you should be able to pronounce her name.

– Jan 28, 2015

To Avoid Stigma, Biracial Teen Changes Her Name from Keisha to Kylie

To avoid stigma, a biracial teen changed her name from Keisha to Kylie—should she be applauded or snatched up by the Drop Squad?

– Nov 6, 2013

A Tenn. Judge Goes Too Far, Rules Parents Must Change Child’s Name from ‘Messiah’ to ‘Martin’

Talk about your judicial overreach—a judge in Tennessee actually changed a 7-month-old baby’s name from Messiah to Martin, claiming that the religious-inspired name was earned...

– Aug 12, 2013

Popular Baby Names 2012: Blue and Django Made the List. Insert Deep Sigh Here.

Well yeah—that didn’t take long, did it? Turns out that as original as Beyonce and Jay-Z thought they were being when they named their daughter...

– Jul 18, 2012

What’s In a Baby Name? For Some of Them, No Interview

By NICK CHILES The Social Security Administration released the list of top baby names for 2011 and as I perused the list, I thought about...

– May 15, 2012

Baby Names In the 1940 Census: Turns Out My Grandparents Were Trendy

Records from the 1940 Census are being released online today by the U.S. National Archives after 72 years of confidentiality expires—which means details of the...

– Apr 2, 2012