Polls Archive

What is the hardest part about selecting a name?

  • Finding a balance between uniqueness and sound (41%, 109 Votes)
  • Deciding on the meaning (26%, 70 Votes)
  • Picking just one name from all my favorites (15%, 39 Votes)
  • Choosing a good middle name (10%, 28 Votes)
  • Pleasing family, close friends and relatives (8%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 179

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

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

  • Nefertiti (40%, 232 Votes)
  • Makeda (27%, 158 Votes)
  • Nzinga (22%, 126 Votes)
  • Asantewaa (10%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 417

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

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

  • Toure (23%, 113 Votes)
  • Jomo (23%, 110 Votes)
  • Tchaka/Chaka (19%, 91 Votes)
  • Lumumba (18%, 89 Votes)
  • Sundiata (16%, 79 Votes)

Total Voters: 289

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%, 507 Votes)
  • Sound (20%, 267 Votes)
  • Origin of African name (16%, 206 Votes)
  • Ease of pronunciation (13%, 174 Votes)
  • Compatibility with other names (6%, 82 Votes)
  • Length (6%, 72 Votes)

Total Voters: 620

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%, 306 Votes)
  • Difficult to pronounce (14%, 75 Votes)
  • Others will not take time to pronounce correctly (13%, 72 Votes)
  • Racial bias against African names (11%, 61 Votes)
  • Prefer "American" names (5%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 447

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

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