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FUN PUZZLE: What Did This Ghanaian Mother Name Her Son?


In Ghanaian culture, children are sometimes given a “day name” which corresponds to the day in the week that the child is born. Having this in mind, can you solve the puzzle below?

PUZZLE

David’s mother is Ghanaian and has 4 children. The oldest child is a bubbly boy who was born on a Friday so she named him Kofi. The 2nd is a beautiful girl born on a lovely Sunday so she named her Esi. The 3rd is a handsome young fellow who was born on a Monday so she named him Kojo. The youngest child is a lovely little baby boy who was born on a Thursday.

What did she name him? Note that only one of the names is the correct option.

Ghanaian Male Names

  • Sunday: Akwasi, Kwasi, Kwesi, Akwesi, Sisi, Kacely, Kosi
  • Monday: Kojo, Kwadwo, Jojo, Joojo, Kujoe
  • Tuesday: Kwabena, Kobe, Kobi, Ebo, Kabelah, Komla, Kwabela
  • Wednesday: Kwaku, Abeiku, Kuuku, Kweku
  • Thursday: Yaw, Ekow
  • Friday: Kofi, Fifi, Fiifi, Yoofi
  • Saturday: Kwame, Kwamena, Kwamina, Kobby

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Ghanaian Female Names

  • Sunday: Akosua, Akwasi, Akos, Esi, Awesi
  • Monday: Adwoa, Adjoa, Adzoa, Adwoma, Ajoba
  • Tuesday: Abena, Araba, Abenayo
  • Wednesday:Akuba, Abla, Akua, Aku, Kukua, Akuma
  • Thursday: Aba, Yaa, Baaba, Awo
  • Friday: Afua, Afia, Afi
  • Saturday: Ama, Oheama, Ameyo

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