What Should Your Name Really Be?

By: Ian Fortey

What Should Your Name Really Be?
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About This Quiz

Have you ever stopped to consider how weird your name really is?  Not the specific name, but any name that anyone has?  It's the label you go by your entire life, the thing everyone knows you as, and you didn't even pick it. In most cases, our names are given to us by our parents and sure, maybe they meant well, but they just made it up and gave it to you. They may have named you before they even met you!  What if you were destined to be named Quicksilver Duggan and your parents derailed you with a name like Gertrude.  No offense to the Gertrudes of the world, but you know your path would have been different if you were Quicksilver.

Whether you like your name or not, the fact is it was given to you before you were even you. You didn't develop a personality or a real sense of self yet, so the real you maybe never get a chance to come out and say hello.  There's a good chance another name could have really captured your essence if only someone had thought of it at the time.  Well, guess what?  Now's the time!  Take this quiz and tell us about yourself and then, bam! We'll tell you the name you always should have had.

What would you say is your absolute favorite genre of film?
Sci-fi or fantasy
I'm good with whatever.
Action
Comedy

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What was your best subject in high school?
Science
History
Gym
English

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How often do you host gatherings for friends in your own home?
On special occasions
Not often
Sometimes
All the time!

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What are you most likely to be doing at 10:00 on a Saturday night?
Reading at home in bed
Watching a movie
Partying
Spending time with friends

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If your friend is going through a bad break-up, what will you do?
Offer some advice, if I can
Just hang out with them if they want
Take them out to party so they can get over it.
Whatever they need me to do

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How would you react to someone cutting you off in traffic?
Take down their license number
Just ignore it and move on.
They're getting some horn honking
Hope they drive safe and don't hurt anyone on the rest of their trip

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What are you most likely to be listening to when you're alone in the car?
I have a playlist.
Whatever's on the radio
Something loud
Anything peppy and upbeat

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How often would you say you sleep in on a weekend or a day off?
I like to sleep in one day on the weekend.
Whenever I can
Nah, I've always got something to do.
Once in a while

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Have you ever thought about legally changing your name?
I've considered it, but not seriously.
I have
Not really
I think my parents did a good job naming me.

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Do people call you by your full name now or do they use a short form or a nickname?
Some people use a nickname for me.
I get my full name.
I have some nicknames.
Depends on the person

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Do people ever come to you for advice about their lives?
Close friends do
Not really
Sometimes!
All the time

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If a friend invites you to a party, what are you going to bring?
A game!
Myself
I could bring a bottle of something or some beer, whatever.
Some snacks or drinks, whatever they need

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How do you beat the heat on a brutally hot summer day?
Mix up something cold to drink and chill at home
Watching movies in the A/C
The beach!
Maybe relaxing out on a patio somewhere

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What kind of landscape do you find most appealing?
The woods
The quiet country
A busy city
The mountains

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Have you ever had a physical fight with someone else?
Nothing physical
When I was a kid
I have
Never

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Where would you most like to take someone on a first date?
Dinner
A movie
A sporting event
An amusement park

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What kind of pet would you most want to have?
Cat
Maybe a fish
Something cool like a snake
Dog

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If you're out with friends, what are you going to be up to?
Maybe dinner and a game night
Movies, probably
Party!
Maybe dancing at a club.

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What's your favorite drink out of these options?
Juice
Soda
Beer
Wine

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What would you do if you found out your significant other was cheating on you?
Guess we're breaking up
That would crush me.
Kick them right to the curb
I'd want to know why they did it.

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If you're visiting a city you've never been to before, what are you going to do there?
Visit a museum
Try some local restaurants
Check out the party scene
See what the best tourist spots are

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If you were driving down the highway in a snowstorm and saw a hitchhiker, what would you do?
I'd pick them up if I was with someone already.
Keep right on driving
I'd see where they were going at least.
Give them a ride

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How would you handle getting stuck in an elevator?
Well, I'd call for help
Panic
No worries, I can get out of an elevator if I have to.
I wouldn't be happy, but what are you going to do?

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What do you think is the best part about going on a cruise?
Just being out on the ocean
Lots of food
Meeting new people
All the fun activities

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How likely are you to strike up a conversation with a stranger when you're waiting in line somewhere?
I'll talk to someone if they talk to me.
Not very likely
I talk to people all the time.
I'd do it if we were just stuck there together.

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If you were in a band, what instrument would you play?
Keyboard
Drums
Lead guitar
I'm definitely the singer.

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What country would you most like to visit?
New Zealand
Egypt
Thailand
China

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If a friend calls you up and asks if you'll help them move, what do you say?
As long as I get some warning
If I'm not busy
Yes, but they better buy the pizza and beer.
Definitely

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At what sport do you think you'd be best?
I'll have to think about this.
Golf
Basketball
Baseball

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How long do you think you could last without access to the internet?
A couple of hours
A day or two
I'd be fine without it.
Oh man, It would be rough. Not long.

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