The Wonderful World of Liberian Names
One could really start a blog on this topic alone. Coming from the US, these names are just so, cool! Here's just a taste:
- Flomo (man’s name, really common, first and last)
- Nyan (“neeYONN”, man’s name)
- Abdullai (really common as a first and a last name, various spellings)
- Abdullai A. Abdullai (I know this dude! What’s his middle name!?!)
- Minister of Information Hon. Johnny McClain
- Willis D. Knuckles Jr.
- Bombo Johnson
- Blomo (first and last)
- Comfort (woman)
- Saturday (man)
- Macintosh (as a first name)
- William Quire
- Quaqua Miller
- Max Kofa Klah (hot!)
- Armstrong Bee
- David Dolo,
- Yiley Tompo (woman, my favorite name of all)
- Lots of last names that end in H, like Teamah, Mulbah, Tarpeh, Tuah, Juah. Must be from one ethnic group?
- Biblical names like Ebenezer, Jonah, Moses. Someone told me which ethnic group goes for bible names, but I don’t remember.
As in many places, Liberian people often have two first names, one formal and one informal. And here they say “C.K.A.” instead of “A.K.A.” Is that “Commonly known as”?
I feel inadequate. I should change my name to something like Augustus Mulbah. Or Champion Tarbell. Or Amos Shavings.