Nick Cannon named his and Brittney Bell’s son Golden, but the identity of Master was on the celebrity father’s mind. Cannon tells VladTV why he considered the dominating word as a potential first name for his youngest son.
“I was thinking of naming my youngest son ‘Master,'” Cannon reveals. “Everywhere he’d go, they’d have to call him, ‘Master Cannon,'” the celebrity father explains.
Nick Cannon further delves into the root of his last name which, according to Nick, has its roots in slavery. “It’s a slave name,” Nick says of his last name. “When you think about Cannon textiles, Cannon towels, it’s cotton mills in North Carolina,” the actor shares. “I come from a town called Kannapolis where everybody in the town’s last name in Cannon. And that’s because it was a textile business of cotton gins.”
Cannon continues, “When you think about how many black people’s last names are Johnson, Washington, Jefferson. You don’t really hear too many Lincolns. We took our slave masters’ names, and the ones who were the most powerful had the most slaves at the time. Our forefathers were slave owners, and we’ve taken their names and carried them on.”
Although he has strong feelings about slave mentality and African-Americans distancing themselves from such toxicity, the celebrity father is not looking to change his last name to honor the movement. Nick Cannon is the proud father of three kids.