She's not the first and def won't be the last. Kelly Rowland and Michelle did it. Their real names are Kelendria and Tenitra but those names were "too black" for the group so they made them go by another name, but apparently "BEYONCE" wasn't? LOL
They all ugly! Did he need a green card to become a doctor in the US? I'm just saying why would he marry a hood rat! The show is a disgrace. It shows that women of color act like fools even in the Professional world. None of them are cute however I would have to say the buck tooth doctor is the best looking out the crew, and Dr. Jackie is classy. The rest are hood weaves! cancel this show plz
I just hope her mother isn't running around claiming its an "African" name.. I know too many black Americans who claim nonsense like that and are not only wrong 95% of the time, but haven't spent one minute researching anything about any African Country..
I'm amazed at so many negative comments towards black women. These comments are not coming from other black women at all. I cant wait until these white chicks get exposed for their wigs and weave wearing ways. I blame CHRIS ROCK for this.... he really has everyone believe that all black women wear fake hair. Maybe in hollywierd but in the real world its not true. also, i know for sure you clowns would never say none of this ish in a black women's face.
WOW..ONCE AGAIN, MTO INSISTS ON THE DISINFORMATION OF BLACK FOLK. THEY ARE CONFLATING "BLACK" WITH "GHETTO"..AS MUSCH AS WE AT AFRONERDRADIO.COM DETEST THESE NON-REALITY MINSTREL SHOWS, THIS WOMAN WAS BEING SHREWD IN CHANGING HER NAME. SOME FOLKS WITH DISTINCT "GHETTO" NAMES (AGAIN NOT BLACK OR CULTURALLY AFRICAN NAMES) ARE AT A DISADVANTAGE AND WILL NOT GET HIRED JUST AT THE RESUME STAGE ALONE. STOP LETTING MTO DEFINE FOR YOU WHAT IS AUTHENTICALLY BLACK AS THIS SITE IS RIFE WITH LOWER TIER STEREOTYPING. SOME OF THE NAMES THAT ARE FOISTED UPON OUR BLACK AND BROWN YOUTH ARE CAREER AND LIFE DAMAGING. WHO WOULD MARRY A "LAKEISHA" OR "DAQUAN?" THEIR IS A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN AUTHENTIC AFRICAN NAME LIKE "BARACK" AND "TRYKEISHA" C'MON SON!
WHY THE SURPRISE AT RAMPANT COONERY? THIS IS THE BUSINESS OF MTO. IF YOU WANT THIS TO STOP GO TO AFRONERDRADIO.COM AIRING TONIGHT AT 6PM. ALTERNATIVE BLACK THOUGHT, CULTURE AND MUSIC. CALL THE HOSTS LIVE AT 646-915-9620. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
I would change my name too if i was given some ignorant mess. these heifers try to be cute and original with these names, but many of them are just European and middle eastern names with some random ass prefix. Misha for instance is a Russian name, so don't get angry saying it's black cultural names, when really it's cheap rip offs of other ethnic groups.
@ Wendy Brown-Ok, I'm not Black, AND I LOVE Mariah! I don't think all those hateful comments are from White folk.
@ Eryone else-Didn't my favorite character on BBW LA,Malaysia,also use a different name? WHO CARES?!?!?! I think there is some serious JEALOUSY going on right now. Don't hate on Mariah, because she found a HUSBAND, that not only loves her, but also her DAUGHTER! Y'all mad cuz ur bd in the wind,and Mariah got a beautiful family! Get Over It!
changed her name to Mariah but acts like a LaKeisha. LOL Her name didn't make her. You can be a LaJhericana or a Shakeisha and still be classy. As the saying goes the clothes don't make the person, and the same goes for your name. Your name doesnt make you. You create a name for yourself. Obviously these doctors and their wives arent the smartest in the bunch either outside of what they do.
I think she made a wise decision by changing her name. My mother gave me a "white" name for the sole purpose of me getting ahead in llife. I have done the same with my children. I was educated in predominatly white colleges and so are my children. We all have extremely wonderful jobs, we do not use ebonics, we use proper terminology and we all have beautiful homes here in Montana. I try not to expose my children or my grandchild to the "other" type of life. It does not get any better than this.
Maybe its because she converted to Islam...you change your first name to an Islamic name when you become Muslim...stop with the hatred..life isnt always about color..its about peace and equality and love each other :D
Sorry. She wasn't responsible for naming herself. And with a name like LaKeisha, she did the right thing. At work, play, and anywhere else, those ghetto named girls especially, be drama coming in the DOOR! Any girl is ----who's just a drama brawd, but them ghetto named brawds be plagued with wearing those horrifying names in their disposition, presentation. You can count onit.
It's no different than "dressing" for "success." Would you brawds go to the interview of your life dressed like a "LaKeisha." I doubt it.
LaKeisha is not a "cultured" name like say Islamic, African etc. it's just GHETTO. Ghetto isn't a race or culture, it's a lifestyle, subculture, and most often a DECISION (just like her mother's decision to hand her that name).
First of all for all the haters stop drinking hateoraide and drink gatorade. First of all she didn't change her name she is using her middle name. And just because someone reacts back to that ghetto acting tackey ass toya with no degree by no means what so ever. She has degree as well. She was successful before the show. All those female on the show except Jackie are jealous ass hell. Speak on what you know not what you heard! Take the check to the bank and cash it. Now that's the tea!
@blazeofglory531 @4-EVER-NAIROBI @squishy_minaj - I so agree with your comments. And as for her true name of LaKeisha, look at her mother's actions and how she carries herself and you will see that the name speaks for itself and so does LaKeisha's disposition! Another case of money can't buy you class!
This is the same chick that was acting hella boogie at the beginning and the last episode just proved who she really is. No matter what u change ur mame too or who u marry if u are urban no matter how much u pretend its gonna come out. Your name shouldnt define who you are
I legally changed my name because I thought my name was ghetto. My white Mama was trying too hard to give us ethnic names. Best $175 I ever spent in my life! My name shouted to the world that I was black, now there is no room for prejudging me before you meet me.
Damn, she just gave all the other Lakeisha's a bad name. Its not the name people its how u carry yourself! With her mama and sister Lake? Wtf did we all expect? Her maternal side is horrible wtf her paternal side act like!??
I'm pretty sure she only changed her name because she converted to Islam when she married her Muslim husband. hence why she ia wearing a hijab in the top picture. geez do you people think critically or just go off what this cesspool of a website "reports"
first of all my name is Lakeshia and I'm not ghetto. being ghetto is mind set and how you was raise....I personally was raise in the church I know God and I know how to act....I'm 27 with no kids... 3 or 4 of them running behind unlike some you'll who name is not under the ghetto name who does have 3 to 4 kids running behind them.....im in school getting my RN degree from FSU....GETYOURLIFE! no I don't weave I have real hair...that's an simple minded comments I have ever seen....get some education....IF KNEW BETTER YOU WILL BETTER