Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (40%, 84 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (26%, 55 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (14%, 29 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (12%, 24 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (8%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 143

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

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

  • Nefertiti (42%, 197 Votes)
  • Makeda (27%, 127 Votes)
  • Nzinga (21%, 101 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (10%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 348

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

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

  • Toure (25%, 96 Votes)
  • Jomo (23%, 87 Votes)
  • Lumumba (18%, 68 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (18%, 68 Votes)
  • Sundiata (17%, 66 Votes)

Total Voters: 238

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 (40%, 433 Votes)
  • Sound (21%, 224 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (15%, 163 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (13%, 144 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (6%, 65 Votes)
  • Length (5%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 525

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. (58%, 261 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (13%, 61 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (13%, 58 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (11%, 50 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (5%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 384

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

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