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p5stuck:

Laquisha originates in ‘Lakeisha’, a Swahili name meaning ‘favourite’. The popularity of Laquisha originates in the French influence on black people in America, where the ‘La-’ naming prefix became popularized among freed black slaves. 
So how do you spend enough years on this planet to think African names are a bad idea to give to a child, but never consider why?

p5stuck:

Laquisha originates in ‘Lakeisha’, a Swahili name meaning ‘favourite’. The popularity of Laquisha originates in the French influence on black people in America, where the ‘La-’ naming prefix became popularized among freed black slaves. 

So how do you spend enough years on this planet to think African names are a bad idea to give to a child, but never consider why?