Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (41%, 108 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (26%, 68 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (14%, 38 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (11%, 28 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (8%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 176

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

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

  • Nefertiti (40%, 230 Votes)
  • Makeda (27%, 155 Votes)
  • Nzinga (22%, 125 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (10%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 412

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

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

  • Toure (24%, 111 Votes)
  • Jomo (23%, 106 Votes)
  • Lumumba (19%, 87 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (19%, 87 Votes)
  • Sundiata (17%, 78 Votes)

Total Voters: 282

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 (39%, 497 Votes)
  • Sound (20%, 260 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (16%, 199 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (13%, 169 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (6%, 80 Votes)
  • Length (6%, 71 Votes)

Total Voters: 605

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. (56%, 298 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (14%, 73 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (13%, 71 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (11%, 60 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (5%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 437

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

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