Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (41%, 90 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (26%, 57 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (14%, 30 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (11%, 24 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (8%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 152

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

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

  • Nefertiti (41%, 205 Votes)
  • Makeda (27%, 135 Votes)
  • Nzinga (21%, 107 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (11%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 363

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

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

  • Toure (24%, 96 Votes)
  • Jomo (23%, 91 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (18%, 71 Votes)
  • Lumumba (18%, 70 Votes)
  • Sundiata (17%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 246

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%, 446 Votes)
  • Sound (21%, 235 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (15%, 169 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (13%, 150 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (6%, 68 Votes)
  • Length (5%, 61 Votes)

Total Voters: 541

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. (57%, 262 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (14%, 62 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (13%, 60 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (11%, 51 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (5%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 388

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

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