Being Black what makes my name ‘weird’ to have a black name. My name is Hassan and my daughter’s name is Nylijah. Why do we must continue to comform to the American way of naming our kids. Forget that, and we always’s claim some type of racism because our names derive from our heritage. I am not white so why should i have a name like that. There is nothing unusual about having a black name. And as black people we are quick to have names from other cultures but get frowned on for having our own names. I know black people with Russian, Hispanic and even German names. Black people should not have the name Kaitlan!