Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (57%, 73 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (40%, 51 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (18%, 23 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (16%, 20 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (11%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 127

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

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

  • Nefertiti (57%, 189 Votes)
  • Makeda (36%, 118 Votes)
  • Nzinga (29%, 96 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (15%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 331

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

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

  • Toure (42%, 93 Votes)
  • Jomo (37%, 83 Votes)
  • Lumumba (28%, 62 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (27%, 61 Votes)
  • Sundiata (27%, 61 Votes)

Total Voters: 222

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%, 406 Votes)
  • Sound (43%, 211 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (31%, 153 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (27%, 134 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (12%, 61 Votes)
  • Length (11%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 495

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%, 242 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (16%, 59 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (16%, 56 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (13%, 47 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (6%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 359

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

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