It’s hard to understate how important your name is. After all, your parents carefully chose your name – possibly even months or years before you were born. Your name is often the first impression others have of you, and often it’s an impression that’s hard to shake. Your name is who you are – one of the few things that truly makes you uniquely you. In this day and age, many people opt not to change their names when they get married… holding on to the same name for their entire lives.
There are so many studies that link name with personality, it’s hard to know which way the correlation goes. No matter what, people think of you a certain way when they only know your name. A name is your calling card, literally. I am sure that you have had the same experience as I have in meeting people before knowing their names, only to form a new impression once you know what they go by. What is your name telling the world?
I have been interested in the psychology and perception of names for sometime now. There is just so much to absorb with each name: its uniqueness or commonness, the first letter, the last letter, its origin, famous people with the same name… For a quiz that tells everyone something about their names, I didn’t know where to start. The number of names in this world is technically finate, but there’s so many of them that the possibilities seem infinite. Then it hit me. Just think about the letters. Each letter means something.
So I wrote What Does Your Name Mean? with the letters of your name in mind. What do they each stand for? This quiz will give you an adjective for each letter in your name. It’s a very simple idea, but it’s also a very profound one. Many people have taken this quiz and found a lot of truth in it. The letters in your name often contradict one another, just like our personalities have their own conflicting layers. This is the most popular quiz I have ever written for Blogthings.
Take What Does Your Name Mean? to find out what your name truly stands for, and comment below to let me know what you get. I’m genuinely curious to see how your first name makes you uniquely you. If you have a nickname or two, don’t forget to plug it in as well. And if you are naming a pet, character, or baby, make sure to throw all of your name ideas through this quiz to see which one resonates with your intentions the most.
If you’re anything like those who have taken What Does Your Name Mean? before you, I think you’ll be delighted by your result. At first, the words representing your name may seem discordant, but I promise you they will make sense if you think about them for a while. What do you think? What word in your outcome best represents you? And what word in your outcome may be a bit of a surprise?
Comment below with what your name means. Which of the adjectives in your name best represents you? Which one least represents you?