(Closed) What do these names make you think of?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Elliot – I like this name best of the choices, seems friendly, caring, and sweet.

 

Roland – No associations really, maybe strong?

 

Alton  – Makes me think of Alton Brown and he annoys me a lot.  Very quirky? 

Post # 18
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Honey bee

Roland reminds me of Beowulf.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Elliot- every time I hear this name I can only hear it in E.T’s voice…. sorry. And I was traumatized my E.T when I was little so I am not a fan of this name. 

Roland- There was a place at the college I went to for undergrad called Roland Hall and it was big and round and everything in it was round and the joke between my friends and I was that whoever it was named after must have been round. And we called in Rollin’ Hall. 

Alton- reminds me of the guy from Clueless who was a jerk. 

 

Sorry! I have a lot of bad associations with a lot of names! Honestly, of the three I like Alton the best! 

Post # 20
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Honey bee

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@sept22insf:  I think Raleigh sounds more like a girl’s name. But a really cool girl’s name. Cool

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sept22insf:  for me, they are all a bit “old money” But it depends on the person. I love Alton Brown, and don’t think he has an old sounding name. Elliot is a bit effeminate, to me, though I know it’s a boy’s name. Roland seems like the red herron romantic interest in a Jane Austen novel.

 

But I really don’t judge people by their names. I change my perception of a name based on the person.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Elliott: a particularly shy, awkward boy. I like it for a girl.

Roland: A stiff, rich guy swinging a pocket watch.

Afton: My cousin’s gorgeous wife. I like it.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sept22insf:  

1) Elliott – great name

2) Roland – an older man in a smoking jacket (or, rol-o’s, but i’m pmsing so mmmm rol-o’s)

3) Alton Brown.

first things that came to mind

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think Elliot is a nice name. Alton is okay but I’m not a huge fan of Roland (it makes me think of the nickname “Roly” for some reason and then I picture a roly poly kid lol). I associate the name Raleigh with the bicycle company.

A name that I like that is somewhat similar to Roland is Rohan. It’s on my list of potential names for a boy although I’m pretty sure DH has already vetoed it.

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@sept22insf:  Well, Elliott makes me think of someone who is bright, intelligent, well educated, scientific, refined, wealthy, and handsome.

I have a friend who has a brother named Roland, and he is a fun, friendly, charismatic, good-looking musician, so we’ll go with that.

Alton sounds tall, muscular, popular, entrepreneurial, a bit brooding and mysterious, handsome, and also wealthy.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think of Elliot as a kind intelligent person. Roland seems like an older man… Alton also makes me think of the guy from the Real World who is good looking and very atletic Smile

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Elliott – smart, sensitive, weedy. Likely heavily skewed by Elliott Smith.

Roland – gentle, sweet, awkward. The Song of Roland.

Alton – country

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I like the name Elliott, but it makes me think of Brendan Fraser’s character in the movie Bedazzled – nice and sweet, but geeky and awkward (nothing wrong with any of those qualities, btw).

Roland – A head butler in a mansion, or something of the like.

Alton – Not sure why, but all I can think of is the dog food Alpo…

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

just In My Humble Opinion – not meant to offend or anything but i think they are all too “ponsy” – too old fashioned uptight old man sort of names. i like Elliott the most of all of them but even that reminds me of the word Idiot. just not a fan of any, sorry! 🙁

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

1) Elliot – SCRUBS. Brainy.

2) Roland – I know 2 Rolands and they all get shorten to Rollie and then I think .. puff puff …

3) Alton – Iron Chef.

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Elliott – Love it, but makes me think of the girl from Scrubs.

 

Roland – Makes me think sophisticated and gentleman

 

Alton – brainy, and I also think of the chef

 

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