Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (42%, 98 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (26%, 60 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (14%, 32 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (11%, 25 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (8%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 163

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

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

  • Nefertiti (41%, 216 Votes)
  • Makeda (27%, 142 Votes)
  • Nzinga (21%, 111 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (10%, 54 Votes)

Total Voters: 383

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

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

  • Toure (25%, 102 Votes)
  • Jomo (23%, 94 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (19%, 78 Votes)
  • Lumumba (18%, 73 Votes)
  • Sundiata (17%, 69 Votes)

Total Voters: 262

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%, 461 Votes)
  • Sound (20%, 239 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (16%, 181 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (13%, 155 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (6%, 69 Votes)
  • Length (5%, 62 Votes)

Total Voters: 563

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%, 276 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (13%, 64 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (13%, 62 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (11%, 53 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (5%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 407

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

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