Black History Names: The birth of the blues
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on February 20th, 2015 at 9:22 am
Now these are the kinds of blog posts we need to be seeing! Talented black women with amazing names! But where’s Sister Rosetta Tharpe? She was basically the mother of Rock & Roll, and Rose seems to be gaining popularity as a sophisticated middle name.
I’d have to say my favorites from this post are Alberta, Florence, Ida, and Minnie. Pure vintage charm. I prefer Bianca to Blanche (although neither is a favorite) and Trixie is definitely a GP.
Good job, Nameberry! This post is phenomenal and recognizes the names of REAL role models!
on February 20th, 2015 at 9:25 am
As a side note, I was reading a book called Vintage Black Glamour and came across the name Sissieretta. Not my style, but very intriguing. I’d say this book has many ideas for a similar blog post you may want to do in the future.
Also, I find it quite interesting that there were no comments until I showed up. . .
on February 20th, 2015 at 12:00 pm
I liked learning more about early blues singers…I had never heard of most of the women here. I could see some of these names working now: Mamie as a unique nn for Mary; Trixie as a nn for Beatrix (another Trixie is Trixie Belden from the YA series); Adelaide, w/the potential nns of Ada & Addie; & Josie as a nn for Josephine (although I like the spelling Josey better).
on February 20th, 2015 at 5:47 pm
Love these! Alberta and Blanche are my favourites
on February 21st, 2015 at 6:25 pm
Alberta is a guilty pleasure, it reminds me of a serene farm in Canada.
Minnie is my grandma’s name and Mamie is my great grandma’s name!
I prefer Florentine/a over Florence but still it reminds me of a lush green forest. Gorgeous!
There’s a lot of old-school names on here I could see coming back in a big way. When this aden epidemic passes.
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