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


In Ghanaian culture, children are sometimes given a โ€œday nameโ€ which corresponds to the day in the week that the child is born. Having this in mind, can you solve the puzzle below?

PUZZLE

Davidโ€™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,ย 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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