Can a white kid be named Cedric or Terrence?
The names are culturally European. Cedric and Terrence are both French names. One is derived from a Germanic name while the other is derived from a Latin name, so we're not talking LaQuan or Jaqari here, but still the names are used primarily if not exclusively by black people in the US.
- blankLv 74 weeks agoBest Answer
Of course they can.
They work for any race in my opinion.
- 4 weeks ago
by the way I know a lot of Cedrics
- 4 weeks ago
Um, yes. Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter?!?!
- conley39Lv 74 weeks ago
Yes, they can be named either of those.
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- ChrissyLv 64 weeks ago
Ofc. Names have no race or gender imo
- JoseLv 44 weeks ago
I really like the name Cedric.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Robert Pattinson played a character named Cedric Diggory, and the name didn't seem awkward on him. The character (albeit an animation) Terry (Terrence) McGinnis was white. If you Google image search the names Terrence and Cedric you will find both black and white people with the name, though like you said it is a bit more popular with blacks guys.
Other: a white actor name Taran Noah Smith (from Home Improvement), white actor Taron David Egerton... though Terren to me, sounds good on both blacks and whites... there are names like that - which seem fitting on either -- such names like: Derek, Marcus, Shawn, Travis...etc..
- CatherineLv 64 weeks ago
- David B.Lv 74 weeks ago
It seems to me that you have answered your own question.