Names like Damola Koyejo, Nkechi Okafor, Akpan Bassey, Danladi Usman … all rhyme so no mind needs to wait at Brains Bus Stop to unravel the little mystery, but names like Yemisi Onyebuchi, Ejiro Nwankwo would sure blow the whistle for minds to start 100m race for they are like the Holy Matrimony between palm-oil and palm-wine.
Couples in inter-ethnic marriages usually christen their children names from both ethnic groups and I guess women in such homes are indirectly telling their husbands and the world at large that they can’t allow their male versions to swallow their children’s background completely the way they swallowed their father’s name at marriage.
One of my past respondents on an issue on this site and an alumnus of UNILORIN Oreoluwa Ifia has a Yoruba mum and dad from one of the states in south-south Nigeria another to be published in due course bears Ukpono-Abasi Oladokun.
And by extension Nigerian actor and legislator Desmond Elliot. Desmond has a Yoruba dad and Igbo mum from Delta State. He’s Desmond Olushola Emeka Elliot.
Yemi Eberechi Alade is another notable Nigerian celeb with Igbo mum and Yoruba dad and her moniker is that Yoruba-Igbo girl
I know many other couples in inter-ethnic marriages who brand their children names from both tribes and I see the beauty in variety stocked in such names.