It should almost be outlawed to give a child, or better yet — shackle them with certain names. Children, unable to understand or comprehend the amount of emotional damage they can afflict on one another, can be cruel and hurtfully blunt when it comes to pointing out differences. And some of these names are not only different, but ludicrous.

It’s definitely understood that many African American parents wanted to move away from traditional “American” names and become creative. But some “parents” have gotten ridiculous and it will only serve to impair a child once they matriculate through school and into the workforce.

The following are ghetto names that can cripple your child, one way or another.

Terry Shropshire

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