From the Richmond Whig, 6/13/1865, p. 2, c. 5
NAMES OF NEGROES. – The change in the status of the negro will eventually lead to a change in the appellations by which they are known. Heretofore the general custom has been to designate a colored person as “Sambo,” “Bob,” “Dinah,” or whatever might be the recognized cognomen. Whether the negro thus entitled possessed any other name or not was a question which never received a moment’s thought. Among themselves, the colored folks usually saluted each other as “Mr. Johnson,” “Miss White,” but there was no regular transmission of the patronymic. In future, every negro will possess a full name by which he may exercise and enjoy his newly acquired rights, and be legally recognized.