I feel great pity for all the kids named Jahondra, Kasheeka or other such crass sounding made up names, for even if they would want to be taken seriously when they get older, they will forever be fighting an uphill battle.
I'm of 2 minds on this, depending on the name.
There are just some names, regardless of ethnicity, that just seem to say "don't take me seriously. I knew a white woman whose brith certificate read "Bunny" as her first name. I had a sister in law who from 2 minutes old was called Chickie. Bunny was an RN, Chickie a lawyer. I think because they were white, their uphill battle was not so steep. Unfortunate, but true.
I think today a baby girl could be named Condoleezza in America, and no one would blink an eye, if that baby was black. It's earned respect.
Some names like Keisha and LaRhonda are common enough now, although I don't understand the appeal. That's me. I'll tell you something though, I'd take those names over Ashleigh or Madyson any day of the week. Or their counterparts Ashley and Madison.
I just question whether the parents giving these childrens names on the premise it's a baby name, it shows how unique their child is, it's bucking the system, sound lovely to their ears. But if it's a name that is entirely made up, and no one else in the state even has that name, are you looking out for the childs potential future? It feels to me like naming the child is some sort of game.
Even looking on the internet, when you search for name meanings, you come up mostly with "baby" name sites. Isn't it funny how these babies someday turn into adults?
When I worked at a nursing home in the late 80's or early 90's, I realized that 70 years prior to that, tons of pretty little girls were given the lovely names of Gertrude, Bertha, Mrytle and Dorcas. Those were pretty names for pretty babies. So I know fashions change. We all know that. I also believe choosing a name for a person that is so unusual that people will have a hard time remembering it even after a few re-introductions isn't fair to that person.