Akan names

Among the Akan of Ghana, it is customary to name children according to the day of their birth. The same system is used to part with phonetic variants in other West African countries, for example, of the Ewe of Togo and Ghana, the Fon in Benin and the Baule of the Ivory Coast, as. Well as the Akan descendants in Suriname Even after Jamaica got the custom there, however, other names for the days of the week are used.

Bearers of Akan names are Ghana's first president Kwame Nkrumah ( Kwame: born on Saturday ) and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan ( Kofi: born on Friday ).

See also: Culture in Ghana