Q: What are optNames Polls?
A: optNames.com Polls allow you choose the perfect name for your unique baby by considering the opinions of other people.
Q: How do I create a new poll?
A: To create a poll, go to the create a poll page. Enter the following data:
- Description. The field is optional. Enter the question that the voters will be answering or provide them with more relevant details e.g. if you already have children, what are their names etc.
- Up to 9 optional names from which the voters will be able to select for their answer. If you want to use less than 9 options, leave the field empty. Consider using one of the options for something like "none of these names". For name ideas, visit allnames.org
- Gender, Last Name, Country, Astrological sign are optional. Consider filling those fields out. It may help your voters make the right choice.
- Email will not be displayed anywhere. We will use it only to send your name poll data.
- Password is for identification purposes only.
- Type is very important parameters. Use the "private" if you would like to restrict access to your poll. A unique link to the poll will be provided. The only way people will be able to see your poll is if they have the link. The pool will be inaccessible through the new, popular and search pages. Use the "public" if you want any internet user to be able to cast a vote.
- Duration. You can run your poll up to 6 month.
Q: How many polls can I make?
A: You can create up to 2 polls a day
Q: Can I edit my poll after I create it?
A: No, so be sure to verify your poll data before you save it.
Q: I want only my family and friends to see my poll.
A: Create private type pool. The pool will be inaccessible through the new, popular and search pages.
Q: I don't know whether I'm having a boy or a girl and want to ask about names for both.
A: Just create two polls.
Q: How will other people learn about the poll I've created?
A: First, all active pools are accessible through the new, popular and search pages.
Second, when a poll is created, you will receive an email notification with a direct link to the poll, so you can post that link anywhere in Internet or send it to your friends by email.
Q: Can I use optNames to choose a name for my dog, cat, yacht etc.?
A: Sure. Just mention it in your poll description.
Q: How do I find a poll?
A: You can search by first name or by last name or by poll sequence number.
Q: Why can't I vote?
A: First, make sure you have cookies enabled in your web browser. Second, if you or someone else using your computer has already voted in the poll you may not vote once more because our polls only allow you to vote one time.
Q: Can I change my vote?
A: Unfortunately, once your vote is cast, there is no way to change it.
Q: What do I do if I still have questions?