(Closed) Is Candy an unprofessional name?

posted 2 months ago in Names
Post # 2
4286 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

….not for a stripper.

Post # 3
10605 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Before I answer:

Candy as the full name and not a nickname? 
Is this about someone you know/yourself or are you considering naming a human Candy?

Post # 4
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I think spelled as Candy might be a little strange. I’ve seen it spelled as Kandi and didn’t think much of it really. 

Post # 5
260 posts
Helper bee

I always think of what it would look like on a business card. 

I know if I was blindly handed a business card with the name “Candy” on it, I would immediately dismiss that person as either 1) a stripper or 2) childish. 

Neither is fair (because their parents named them), but I’d still have the SECOND thought of “they should go by their middle name to be taken seriously.”

Maybe it’s a sweet nickname instead? I’d hate to hear the jokes the other kids (or teenage boys, for that matter) would make :/ It might lend itself to some emotional turmoil 

Post # 6
1445 posts
Bumble bee

Candace with the nickname of Candy I think is fine. At least that way you give the individual the option of how she wishes to be addressed as an adult. I personally wouldn’t christen a child Candy.

Post # 7
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2020

There was a lady at my work named Candee who was head of a whole division. Never really thought twice about it. Candy could be a cute nickname for Candace or Candelaria or something similar. 

Post # 8
1168 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t think it’s all that professional. I think it could maybe serve as a cute nickname but professionally, the “real name” (like Cassandra or whatever) would be better. I personally have a nickname that I go by in real life, but I have a more formal full name that I use professionally, and I’m glad I have that option. 

The workplace can already be an uphill battle for women to be taken seriously, and unfortunately I think certain names don’t make it easier. Candy would be one of those names. 

Post # 9
2128 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’ve seen Candace shortened to “Candi”. I think it works much better if spelled alternatively to Candy. If this is a name someone is considering for their child, I would go with Candace or another name that could be shortened to Candi. That way, she could have the option of using Candace in a professional setting down the line. 

Post # 10
1264 posts
Bumble bee

I grew up with a horse back riding instructor named Candy. We called her Ms. Candy. I can’t remeber the spelling but I do know that was her actual first name and not a nickname. I honestly never thought twice about it. Is it my favorite name in the world? No. Absolutely not lol. Idk why anyone would pick it given the endless better options. But… I’ve also seen much worse names too. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Post # 11
10542 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I don’t like it and would never pick it myself but there are way worse option out there. For sure you’ll get stripper jokes but there are plenty of women out there named Candy who work in an office and are successful in their professional life.

Post # 13
7129 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think it sounds immature, which would contribute to assumptions that it’s an “unprofessional” name. 

Post # 14
777 posts
Busy bee

I would not name my child Candy.

I gave both of mine old fashioned, classic names that they can do anything with in the future.

That was so important to me and despite most people saying they don’t pre judge people based on their names, I feel most do without realising. I know I have and still do, I can’t help it.

Post # 15
268 posts
Helper bee

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@mrscactus:  …..Candelaria? Can’t say I’ve ever heard that one.

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