- lakeisha: a swahili name meaning “favorite one”
- lateefah: a north african name meaning “gentle and pleasant”
- latonia: a latin name. latonia was the mother of diana in roman mythology
- latisha: means “happiness”
- takiya: a north african name meaning “righteous”
I was JUST thinking about the inherent White Supremacy in “baby name culture” and how PoC, specifically Black people, are penalized for giving their children “unusual” names. Names which come from a variety of African and European sources, but to which White Supremacy remains wholly ignorant because the entirety of White Supremacy is about visible credits of a cycle of what’s “in” for The White Race and what’s “out”. How many times will the name “Tyrone” be seen as a marker of “da ghetto” and impoverished slovenliness simply because it’s on a Black male body before people look into the etymologies White Supremacy tries to hide because it knows Black people are geniuses.
During the 60’s civil rights movement generation had many African Americans converting to Islam partly because of such leaders like Malcolm X and giving their children Arabic/African names.
And as mentioned above name like Tyrone, Tyrell, Tyson ans many other Tys (feel like I about to start listing Lannister names) are Irish. The Tyrones I’ve met have been Black or White Irish.
Thing is that anything and everything a Black person does will be looked at as negative and ghetto.