Ghana is the third most attractive tourist and investment destination in the West-African region. It has achieved this feat due to the hospitable nature of its citizens, quality of its human resources, the variety of its natural resources that includes waterfalls and sanctuaries, and above all the existence of legal and judicial system. The visitors who come into the country are fascinated by the beauty of the tourist destinations in Ghana. One other cultural aspect that interests Ghana’s foreign visitors is the naming culture of Ghanaians.
Most visitors who come to Ghana are quick to learn about the Ghanaian day naming system. And more of these foreigners beg for a Ghanaian day name. They are named by the locals depending on their sex and the day they were born. Some even go on further to formalize their Ghanaian names. I have come across names like Jens Nana Kofi Tang (from Singapore), Kofi Wayan, and Kajsa EwuraAma Adu (a Swedish)
Realizing this keen interest in Ghanaian names, the PathGhana team led by Christian built a Facebook application to help other foreigners (inside or outside Ghana) to obtain their Ghanaian name easily. The application follows the system of naming in our local settings. A child’s name is known immediately is born. Depending on his/her sex, a child can be called Kweku or Akua if born on a Wednesday. It is believed that these names come with certain traits and temperaments. A Wednesday born male is called Kweku and they are usually seen as mischievous, vicarious, vigilant and daring.
The application seeks to present this part of our culture to the many lovers of Ghana and give them another reason to feel at home and be a part of the BIG family in Ghana. To get your Ghanaian name click on the link below.