No, I would not be surprised. Most of the black women and men I've known have had names that were just like that. James Kennedy, Garry Saunders, Penny Anderson; names like that.
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I would not be surprised, often you hear a name and imagine ahead of time what they will look like. Like for example: Joseph and Sarah, or Julio and Juanita. Another example is Trayvon and LaQuisha or Dim Lee and Sung Yagn.
No. The way she spells her first name would lead me to suspect it. I find that blacks more than whites spell their names differently. It's not to say that every time I see an unconventional spelling that I assume the person is black, but if it turns out that way it doesn't surprise me one bit.
nope- I love whoopi too :)
no0t at all i meet all kinds of people with all kinds of names. and you are right it does sound like a racist thought??
just as much as Whoopi Goldberg would
Blacks do tend to have first names that are difficult to spell, and hence difficult to remember. I know that it impedes interpersonal relations, when nobody can recall or pronounce your name.
you should get out more , there is a shell gas station and a 7/11 in my old neighborhood after 6 years I never could pronounce those guy's names and they had on name tags . if you are genuinely interested in someone you'll find a way to remember their name .
That is the whole point. You have to be genuinely interested to remember their names, whereas recalling somebody's name should not require that much effort. And I do agree that categories of people other than blacks have difficult names. But blacks are what the question asked about.
I don't know who you're talking about, but no I wouldn't. I'd be more surprised to meet a black guy named Todd or Kyle.
I wouldn't be surprised at all.