Having a baby is one of the great joys in life.
Throwing baby showers, putting together nurseries, and picking out names are some of the most exciting parts of welcoming a little one into the world. But sometimes folks can get a little too creative with their baby names, leading to some unintentionally hilarious classroom roll calls.
An image is going viral of an elementary school chalkboard, welcoming a new class of students with very ~*unique*~ names.
Names like Waylon, Bryar, Jagger, and Reagyn are as white as Wonder Bread. It’s the redux of pregnant lady with the chalkboard.
Naturally, the internet laughed at these names, because how could you not?
these names can’t be real pic.twitter.com/EiGGR2dNHY
— playboi carti please dm (@ibeshitposting) August 11, 2019
A recent NPR poll showed that people with Latinx-percieved names experienced discrimination when attempting to rent an apartment, while a study by Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research in Norway showed that people with traditionally African-American names received 36% fewer callbacks from hiring managers after submitting a resume for a job, reported Vox.
So if anyone is allowed to poke fun at these white names, it’s folks of color.
All their parents sell essential oils https://t.co/fFeJ92QW6M
— Trey Kennedy (@TreyNKennedy) August 12, 2019
Respect to David’s parents and David’s parents alone
— noam (@noampao) August 11, 2019
Hunter, Trapper, AND Fisher? The complete survivalist set
— Kᴜʀᴛ (@KurtWasTaken) August 12, 2019
David? Is thyt an alternyt spylling of Davyd?
— Potato (@Strong_Potat) August 11, 2019
And people make fun of black kids names. Smh 🤦🏾♀️
— 🗣Avatar:the last airbender deserved a season 4✊🏾 (@Brown_Skin_GYAL) August 11, 2019
Hunter, Trapper and Fisher boutta have a whole yee yee gang
— randi (@surfedcurse) August 11, 2019
WHO NAMES THERE LITTLE NEW BORN BABY TRAPPER
— 🤙🏼 Ella 🤙🏼 (@peechipit) August 11, 2019
zerachiel the kid who turns their eyelids inside out
— yeet lover’s pizza (@kaifgila) August 12, 2019
@BriarMade “Bryar” is still gonna get called “Bryan” 8 times out of 10
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) August 12, 2019
— 👨💻RACISM UNDERSTANDER STANLEY STAN Account (@account_stanley) August 12, 2019