Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (40%, 75 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (28%, 52 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (13%, 24 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (11%, 21 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (8%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 129

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

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

  • Nefertiti (42%, 191 Votes)
  • Makeda (26%, 121 Votes)
  • Nzinga (21%, 97 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (11%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 337

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

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

  • Toure (25%, 94 Votes)
  • Jomo (23%, 85 Votes)
  • Lumumba (18%, 65 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (17%, 63 Votes)
  • Sundiata (17%, 62 Votes)

Total Voters: 227

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%, 417 Votes)
  • Sound (21%, 216 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (15%, 158 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (13%, 140 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (6%, 63 Votes)
  • Length (5%, 56 Votes)

Total Voters: 508

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%, 249 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (14%, 59 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (13%, 56 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (11%, 47 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (5%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 366

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

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