(Closed) Name stereotypes–what do you think of when you hear certain names?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Honey bee

I don’t think Ive ever heard the name Layton, but I like it. With Edmund I think of a very smart kid, with glasses and polo shirts πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think the biggest one for Layton would be Jack Layton…. (although that’s canadian so if you don’t live here then it’s probably not a big deal!)

I’ve never met anyone of either name so I have nothing really to associate with them!

The name Theresa or Teresa I’ve always associated with mean, manipulative, hurtful people. I’ve know 3 or 4 of them and they all seem to be the same. I only know ONE that is really great but I met her much later in life than the others so the name is still sort of tainted.

 

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Bumble bee

I’m far too much of a wimp to get involved in this post but I have my opinions on names and sterotypes πŸ˜€ *runs back to corner*

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@UK Bride: We are using Edmund as a middle name if we have boy. (currently preggo). This is a family name for me, My Grandfather and Uncle.

 Bostongrl25: My Uncle is exactly the way you describe. He is easily the smartest man I know, he’s an engineer, and designed airplanes, before retiring. He has glasses and always wears polo shirts too lol

Post # 7
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Honey bee

@mwitter80: Haha I knew it!! It’s so funny how you can picture someone just from a name

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

@UK Bride: Doesn’t stop me reading it though.  Interesting thread πŸ˜€

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

To me, Layton sounds as if he would be modern and sleek, chiseled and extremely handsome, with dark hair, like a young Pierce Brosnon (who, even at his current age, is still chiseled and handsome, lol.) Edmund sounds to me similar to what other PPs have described, highly intelligent, professorial, wealthy, with glasses — but also handsome and strong, and perhaps wearing tweed! lol The great thing about Edmund is that he could go by the nickname Eddie as a boy, and Ed as an adult.  For those not using it as a family name, you could even vary the spelling to Edmond, which I think has a more modern feel.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Edmund is an awesome name. Very strong and sophisticated, and Eddie is an adorable nickname for a little boy. Layton is kinda… too trendy sounding for me. It reminds me of the name Payton, or the word latent.

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Honey bee

@Brielle: It’s funny because Eddie gives me a totally different idea. I think of a sporty, outgoing type of guy.

Interesting thread πŸ™‚

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@UK Bride: Edmund is actually the first name of my younger brother’s VERY talented and high-powered and well respected orthopaedic surgeon.  Dr. Edmund Campion is one of the most highly paid and most intelligent ortho surgeons on the east coast and we’ve always felt privledged that my brother is one of his patients.  ‘Edmund’ has a really great and intelligent connotation for me!!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

Professor Layton! From the video games πŸ™‚

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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Honestly Layton sounds like a rich white girl and Edmund sounds like his parents were too into the twilight movies. Lol sorry! Just my small opinion though.

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