Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (56%, 64 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (39%, 45 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (20%, 23 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (16%, 18 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (12%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

Start Date: June 14, 2015 @ 12:37 pm
End Date: No Expiry

I know a FEMALE named (check all that apply):

  • Nefertiti (56%, 170 Votes)
  • Makeda (38%, 114 Votes)
  • Nzinga (30%, 90 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (14%, 43 Votes)

Total Voters: 304

Start Date: June 14, 2013 @ 7:24 am
End Date: No Expiry

I know a MALE named (check all that apply):

  • Toure (41%, 82 Votes)
  • Jomo (37%, 74 Votes)
  • Lumumba (28%, 57 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (27%, 55 Votes)
  • Sundiata (27%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 202

Start Date: June 14, 2013 @ 7:19 am
End Date: No Expiry

What is most important to you when choosing an African name (check all that apply)?

  • Meaning (82%, 364 Votes)
  • Sound (43%, 193 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (31%, 136 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (28%, 125 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (12%, 55 Votes)
  • Length (10%, 46 Votes)

Total Voters: 444

Start Date: June 4, 2013 @ 1:16 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Why would you NOT use or choose an African name? (check all that apply)

  • None of the above. I love African names. (67%, 215 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (17%, 54 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (16%, 50 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (13%, 41 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (6%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 321

Start Date: June 4, 2013 @ 12:24 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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