Can We Guess Your Southern Name?

By: Jennifer Post

Can We Guess Your Southern Name?
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About This Quiz

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Even William Shakespeare knew names were important. Sometimes names just fit the things that are named them. Consider your friends. Some of them look exactly like their name, and some you can imagine them named something completely different. That is because we give names personalities, and not always the personality of the person who possesses a given name. 

Southern names sometimes have even more meaning than any other region. Family names mean so much in the South that if a family lineage is running out of boys to carry a surname, parents will just make that their child's first name. In genealogy, the name you are given could be helpful for future generations. In the south, since a lot of the names are used over and over again in different generations, that could create a bit of an issue.

In history, names were given based on what traits the parents wanted their child to possess. Who knew so much went into naming a child? No matter what motivates you to pick a certain name, your personality matches a popular southern name! Take this quiz to see if we can guess what it is.

What is your favorite season?
Summer
Spring
Winter
Fall

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What is your favorite item of clothing?
Running sneakers
Stockings
Tweed blazer
Utility boots

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What did you want to be when you grew up?
Flight attendant
Party planner
Coach
Farmer

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What was your best subject in school?
English
Home-ec
Geography
Gym

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What is your favorite type of movie to watch?
Old war movies
Romantic comedies
Power movies
Farming in America documentaries

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What's your greatest fear?
Staying in one place too long
Being a spinster
Not having kids
Bees going extinct

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What color is most present in your wardrobe?
Blue
Pink
Red
Green
Other

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What were you like growing up?
Antsy
Quiet
A leader
Outdoorsy

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What do you hope to instill in your kids?
A sense of wanderlust
Manners
The entrepreneurial spirit
A sense of purpose

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Which of these Disney characters do you identify with the most?
Rapunzel
Cinderella
Mulan
Belle

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What board game are you playing tonight?
Settlers of Catan
Pretty, Pretty, Princess
Monopoly
Trivial Pursuit

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What is your favorite type of cheese?
Parmesan
American
Gouda
Goat cheese

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What's your favorite thing to pack for lunch?
Curry
Peanut butter and jelly
Roasted vegetable salad
Steak salad

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What do you do on your days off?
Plan my next vacation
Bake
Take classes for my degree
Take my dogs to the park

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What's the most important piece of furniture in your house?
My bookshelf
My kitchen table
My computer desk
My butcher block counter top

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What's the best meal you cook?
Pasta
Roast chicken
Burgers
Whole roast pork

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Would you ever consider going back to college?
No way
I'd rather start a family.
For my Master's degree, yes
I'm better with my hands than books

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Do you make plans ahead of time?
I fly by the seat of my pants.
Oh yes. My calendar fills up fast.
Yes, but I might cancel.
I usually just have standing weekly plans with my girls.

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If you ever won an award, what would it be for?
Visiting the most countries in the world
Making the best pie
Having the biggest non-profit charity organization in my state
Fastest hog tie

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Is your family known for anything?
Not really. We moved around a lot.
Being gracious hosts
Being great leaders
Our humane farming practices

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What is your splurge shopping item?
Plane tickets
New appliances
A nice watch
A new truck

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What is one thing you would tell your younger self?
Life's too short to spend in an office.
It's okay to not be into the same things as everyone.
If you want something bad enough, work hard for it.
The easy things in life aren't worth having.

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What is a typical breakfast for you?
Smoothie
Eggs and toast
Grain bowl
Bacon, eggs, bagel

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What is your job?
Writer
Stay-at-home-mom
Lawyer
Chef

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What show are you binging right now?
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." RIP.
"Modern Family." Can't believe I'm just getting into it!
"Shark Tank"
"Game of Thrones." Gearing up for the new season!
Other

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What type of books do you like to read?
Michelin guide
Celebrity biographies
Self-help
Fantasy series
Other

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What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
White cheddar
Butter
Caramel
Kettle

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When do you wake up in the morning?
9 a.m.
8 a.m.
7 a.m. The early bird gets the worm.
6 a.m.

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What is your most frequent recurring dream?
Flying with no destination
Cutting my hair and then it growing back the next day
Forgetting to wear pants to work
My house being on fire

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What is your favorite accessory?
Fitness tracker
Diamond earrings
Pocket squares
Sunglasses

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You Got:

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