Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (57%, 69 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (39%, 48 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (19%, 23 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (16%, 19 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (11%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 122

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

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

  • Nefertiti (56%, 176 Votes)
  • Makeda (37%, 116 Votes)
  • Nzinga (29%, 92 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (14%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 312

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

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

  • Toure (42%, 88 Votes)
  • Jomo (37%, 78 Votes)
  • Lumumba (29%, 60 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (28%, 58 Votes)
  • Sundiata (27%, 56 Votes)

Total Voters: 209

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%, 380 Votes)
  • Sound (43%, 199 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (30%, 141 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (28%, 130 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (13%, 59 Votes)
  • Length (11%, 50 Votes)

Total Voters: 464

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. (68%, 231 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (16%, 56 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (15%, 52 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (13%, 44 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (6%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 341

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

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