Re: Help Give My Twins Rasta Names
Posted By: gman In Response To: Re: Help Give My Twins Rasta Names (jahlives)
Date: Tuesday, 20 April 2004, at 11:28 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Help Give My Twins Rasta Names (jahlives)
I don't think Nesta is an African name... or actually it probably is given the amount of cultures and names in Africa, but I think Bob's biological dad gave him that name. My grandparents on my dad's side live on Nesta Road in Cardiff, Wales, so I would suspect its a Welsh/Celtic name.
There are many books and websites that list African names and their meanings. I'm not really sure what you mean by Rastafari names. That could mean generally African, specifically Amharic, Biblical, Khemetic, or named after Rastafari people...
Personally when I have youths I'll lean towards Nyabinghi for my first daughter, Nya for short, Makkonen for my first son, Makko for short (that's my cousin's name and I like it, sounds strong yunno, who would wanna mess with MAKKO?) Of course it won't be only my decision...
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