Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (56%, 67 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (39%, 46 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (19%, 23 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (16%, 19 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (12%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 119

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

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

  • Nefertiti (56%, 172 Votes)
  • Makeda (37%, 115 Votes)
  • Nzinga (30%, 91 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (14%, 44 Votes)

Total Voters: 307

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

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

  • Toure (41%, 84 Votes)
  • Jomo (37%, 75 Votes)
  • Lumumba (28%, 57 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (27%, 55 Votes)
  • Sundiata (27%, 55 Votes)

Total Voters: 205

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%, 375 Votes)
  • Sound (43%, 197 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (31%, 141 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (28%, 128 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (13%, 58 Votes)
  • Length (11%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 457

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. (68%, 225 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (17%, 56 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (15%, 51 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (13%, 42 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (6%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 333

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

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