And, yes, to my critic, I am being facetious. I wanted him to have a unique name, however, and Blake with it’s Black and White definition jumped out at me, just as my baby kicked inside me. So Blake it is.

From what I have been told, made up names came about in the Black culture as a way to set children apart from the predominant, institutionalized, White “norm.” As such, I applaud unusual and made up names.

Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist. Leans Left. Mindfulness practioner before it was cool. M.Ed., LPC. Carolsantafe93@gmail.com.

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