Shortened form of the sentence "I ga adi makana onwu talu obi" meaning "you will live as death has claimed our entire family". it is a powerful message. The child is thus reminded that his existence will retain the lineage of his kindred and his name will be a resounding command to nature to allow the God to keep his family lineage going. The name is shortened to Onwutalobi although the full meaning could be said to be in sentence form.
- Etymology of OnwutalobiAnthony Claret, DLL Rome, B.Arts Nigeria, DBS Malaysia, BSc Australia, MSc Finland