so most black folk, i assume, have heard stories of other black folk namin their kids crazy and ridiculous names. there’s always something new, but each time i hear the stories, a few names repeat themselves. twins named oranjello and lemonjello (orange jell-o & lemon jell-o). a kid named Shithead (shit head). alize and moet. a kid named yomajesty (your majesty).
well, i get a text from a good friend of mine today, containing a picture of a blackboard that he took at a middle school (i think it was a middle school) whereon the names of some unruly kids were written. check out the first two names from the top.
yo got damned majesti. and i didnt even recognize what the first one is.. bougie boogie had to decode it for me: yo highness.
the photographer has been trying to tell me forever that these two kids existed and i just flat out disbelieved him. im a believer now.
a very, very sad believer.