Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (41%, 106 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (26%, 66 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (14%, 37 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (11%, 28 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (8%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 173

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

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

  • Nefertiti (41%, 226 Votes)
  • Makeda (27%, 152 Votes)
  • Nzinga (22%, 123 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (10%, 57 Votes)

Total Voters: 402

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

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

  • Toure (24%, 110 Votes)
  • Jomo (22%, 101 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (19%, 84 Votes)
  • Lumumba (18%, 82 Votes)
  • Sundiata (17%, 77 Votes)

Total Voters: 273

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 (39%, 485 Votes)
  • Sound (20%, 253 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (15%, 192 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (13%, 164 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (6%, 78 Votes)
  • Length (6%, 69 Votes)

Total Voters: 590

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. (56%, 289 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (14%, 72 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (13%, 68 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (12%, 60 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (5%, 27 Votes)

Total Voters: 425

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

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