Baby Name Poll Results
Robinson vs. Barack vs. Sidney
My husband and I like to name our children after strong African Americans in history. We have two children- Luther and Hattie. We are now expecting another boy and can’t agree on a name. Which is best?
The Top Baby Name is...
Robinson maybe a nn Robbie? NOT BARACK!
Robinson and Sidney are both great names. Barack is a bit much. Maybe in 10 years when he’s no longer president it’ll be ok to use, but right now I think it’s tacky.
People didn’t think it was tacky to name their child George or William when they were President so I don’t see how it is any different.
As much as I love Obama, I’ve always thought that Barack was an ugly name, and Sidney has been feminized over the years. I think that Robinson is your best bet here. But if I were you, I would name him Carver.
Right, but there were 100s if not 1000s of George\’s out there. There is only 1 Barack and it\’s REALLY obvious. Sidney is a nice name that really doesn\’t make it 100% obvious who you named him after.
Well we don’t have a problem with it being obvious so we aren’t going to get rid of the possibility for that reason.
Please not Barak. It’s so so tacky and stupid. Call him Robinson nn Robin or Robbie. Do not use Barak
You can’t even spell Barack correctly. Sorry I can’t take your advice seriously.
Obama’s a great man. But he’s got an ugly name. It looks (and somewhat sounds) like army barracks.
I really like the nn Robbie for Robinson. But the first thing I think of is Robinson Crusoe and that’s not exactly something I’d want for my kid so...
I guess my vote goes to Sidney. I know a few little boys named Sidney (after Sidney Crosby) so it’s not entirely a girls name (like the pp said), which would be spelt Sydney anyway/
Here are some other great options (disregard female names):
Zora Neale Hurston
Civil Rights Leaders and Activists
Martin Luther King Jr.
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
Sammy Davis Jr.
James Earl Jones
Inventors, Scientists, and Educators
Archibald Alphonso Alexander
David Crosthwait Jr.
Percy Lavon Julian
Frederick McKinley Jones
Ernest Everett Just
Mary McLeod Bethune
Garrett Augustus Morgan
Charles Henry Turner
Madame C.J. Walker
Booker T. Washington
Daniel Hale Williams
Politicians, Lawyers, and Other Government Leaders
Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr.
Minnie Joycelyn Elders
Daniel "Chappie" James
Singers and Musicians
Nat King Cole
Sugar Ray Leonard
*Of your choices, my favorite is Sidney.
Definitely Robinison. Nickname Robby or Rb is very cute and honors him without being too obvious.
Barack will honestly cause problems for him. Do you really want to do that to your son? People who don’t support Obama may give him a hard time. Plus, it’s just not a handsome name, even if you want to ignore the Obama connection (which not everyone will be ale to do, just saying). It does sound and look like army barracks, and it’s not strong or handsome.
Sidney can be used, but I think of it on girls.
Robinson for sure.
*Rob not Rb
Im African American and i think the name Barack is kinda weird because I have never heard it until our president. If it was my child, I would go for Sidney. Im not a fan of any of the names, but I do deeply respect the fact that you want your children to be named after these great people. It symbolizes our strong culture and history. I hope you find the perfect name for your precious new bundle of joy. GL god bless.
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