In honor of Black History Month, Jennifer and Mallory discuss names inspired by iconic Black Americans and the history of naming in the Black American culture. We also report on the current celebrity baby news and take your questions on names and naming.

Names mentioned in this episode: Martin, Coretta, Rosa, Crispus, Octavia, Luther, Maya, Josephine, Latifah, Barack, Bayard, Mahershala, Cassius, Kobe, Marlon, Tupac, Kanye, Ta-Nehisi, Zora…and more!

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Sources:
https://www.who2.com/list/black-history-month-biographies/
Wikipedia
Hello Beautiful
Names from Black History