From: "Rev. Ivan Stang" <>
Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2004 10:19 AM

nu-monet v6.0 <> wrote:
> There is a long and fascinating history to African
> American names. Early on, almost to the end of
> Reconstruction, exotic bibical names were common,
> much like among whites.
> When public hospitals became common, often the job
> of naming colored babies was left to interns, the
> parents being illiterate and assuming that name
> assignment was just part of the paperwork.
> From that you got names like: Spirochete Jones,
> Sipio Africanus (a type of frog) Washington, and
> my favorite, which was a typo, the ultimate name
> for a girl, "Female" (pronounced Feh-maly.)
> Not too long ago, a black comedian suggested that
> names were based on over the counter pharmaceuticals,
> such as "Advil", "Tylenol", and the twins, "Anacin"
> and "Bufferin".

There were brothers in the elementary school that my kids went to whose
names were Lemonjello and Orangejello, pronounced "Leh-MON-juhl-low"
and "O-RAHN-juh-low." Very exotic when heard spoken, fucking hilarious
when seen written.

My kids, Ydnax and Sivet, always felt sorry for kids whose parents
thoughtlessly gave them funny names.

I pronounce it Eye Doctor Mister Sister if I'm saying the whole formal
thing, but usually in speech I just say Mister Sister.

I understand some of the Church transexuals were a little miffed about
Mister Sister's use of that name, since he's completely un-transexual
acting, and much more of a "straight hetero" type of super ultra-weirdo

As far as the Black names thing goes, it's a Black thing and you
wouldn't understand. As I understand it. If it's also a Slack thing,
then maybe I do understand it after all.

4th Stangian Orthodox MegaFisTemple Lodge of the Wrath of Dobbs Yeti,
Resurrected (Rev. Ivan Stang, prop.)


From: "Rev. Ivan Stang" <>

Revi Shankar <> wrote:
> > > Some literate black parents named their children
> > > after historical figures... f.e., Cassius Clay or
> > > Marcus Garvey.
> Or named after people who were named after people who were named after
> somone important:
> Like
> Martin Luther King Smith, Jr, who was named after
> Martin Luther King Smith, who was named after
> Martin Luther King Jr, who was named after
> Martin Luther King, who was named after
> Martin Luther who was named after some other guy, probably.
> I think "Architeuthis" would be a cool name.

"Archy" for short. He could hand out with Jugheadtheus.


From: (HellPopeHuey)

Leonard the Committed <ccssk@ccssk.doesntexist> wrote:
> Maybe we within the church should be naming our kids with Church names. Of
> course, we'd wear out "Bob" and Connie awfully quick. What others could we
> use?

Little Bastard Nenslo; Legume Rex; Susie Deathchick; Aunt Jehovah;
Fyodor Farnsworth; Hemi Hambone; Sampson SnuSnu McGhee; G. G. Gorgo;
Sister Binaca "Anthraxie" Glow Worm; Cash Cow Collins; Rev. Spud
Cannon; Dame Dommenette; The Right Rev. Tentacle; Brother Buttnugget;
The Flash; The Child That Dare Not Speak Its Name.


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