If you’ve spent a lot of time on Blogthings, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve written a lot of quiz “name generator” quizzes. I think these are a lot of fun for a quick fix, but to be honest, my true love is name psychology and in depth discussions of names. I think names are pretty interesting and important, and I do think your taste in names says a lot about you.
I know for myself, my taste in names is constantly evolving. I’m sure that it’s partially trend based (don’t you love how everyone names their kids the same thing all around the same time without knowing it), but I think there are also personality shifts happening for me. As I get older, I appreciate the idea of family names and traditional names more. When I was younger, my taste in names was definitely more modern.
Do you have a particular taste in names? Take my quiz: What Kind of Names Do You Like? to find out. Comment below and let me know what you get – and how accurate it is. I’m also curious, what are some of your favorite names? They can include your own name, relatives’ names, or simply names you like. (I have to admit that I’m rather fond of my name at this point in my life, but I hated it as a teenager because it was always mispronounced.)
One other thing – I know that this quiz is very Anglosphere focused, but that’s only because it’s the only culture where I’m super familiar with names (except for maybe a little Scandinavian, since that’s my heritage). Anyway, if you have different sorts of names in your family or different sorts of names you prefer, I’d love to hear about them! I’m dying to know what sort of names everyone likes, if only to get a few new favorites myself 🙂