What Very Southern Belle Name Matches Your Personality?

By: Jennifer Post

What Very Southern Belle Name Matches Your Personality?
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About This Quiz

The term Southern belle refers to a class of American women who belong to the south's upper class. If you've ever read "Gone with the Wind," then you know exactly what a Southern belle is. They originated during the Antebellum period and were based on unmarried young women who were part of plantation-owning families in a high socioeconomic class. There are very specific characteristics of a traditional Southern belle.

A lot of the identifiers were based on what the ladies were wearing. Big hoop skirts, corsets, pantalettes, wide-brimmed hats and gloves were all signs of a Southern belle. They were also usually found with little umbrellas called parasols, so their skin did not tan, as that was a sign of the working class. Southern belles had a lot of expectations placed on them, essentially from birth. They were to marry respectable men, sometimes at ages as young as 14. Once married, becoming a beacon of family and a society lady was the next goal, as well as bearing children. 

The South has a certain type of personality, and there are names that are popular in the South that you won't really hear outside of that region. So what Southern belle name matches your personality? Take this quiz to find out!

Cheeseburger Of the things below, which one speaks to you the most?
A maxi-dress
A cheeseburger
A gold cross necklace
Skinny jeans and a crop top

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Female Friends Do you think that names can determine someone's personality?
I think parents hope so.
It definitely can have an impact.
No, but the expectation is there.
I don't think they're related.

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Nose Piercing Would you get any kind of piercing?
A single piercing in my ear
I'd go crazy and get two piercings in my ear.
I've always wanted a cute nose ring.
Heavens, no

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Husky What furry animal has always been your favorite?
A cute bunny rabbit
A husky
I've always thought Koala bears were cute.
Cats are simply the best.

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Formal Suit How do you behave when you are at a formal function?
I try to talk to as many people as possible.
I stick by the food section.
I stay with my parents.
I find my friends and we hang out at a table.

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Beautiful Woman Do you actually like your name?
I could picture myself with a different one.
I wish it were a little more unique.
I absolutely love it.
I think it's cute for a little girl.

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Baby Hand What would you name you first born son?
Carter
Henry
William
Kellan

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Girl Friends Growing up, were there a lot of other people with your name?
Yes, tons
A few, but not a lot
Nope! I was the only one.
There was like one other girl, but she was younger.

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Blonde Portrait Do you have any thoughts about what you were like in a past life?
I think I was a flapper in Paris.
I like to think I was a famous singer.
I've never really thought about it.
I hope I was a really great mother.

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Tattoo If you were to get a tattoo, what would you get and where?
A tiny heart on my ribs
A type of flower behind my ear
An anchor on my wrist
The word "love" in my grandmother's handwriting on the back of my neck

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Wedding Dress In your dream wedding, what kind of dress are you donning?
A strapless ball gown
A flowy tulle dress with a sweetheart neckline
Lace sleeves and classic A-line silhouette
My mother's dress, it's so classic.

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Blonde Hat Are you a hat person?
Baseball hats when I go to a game
I love wearing cloche hats.
The bigger fedoras in the fall are cute.
Beanies in the winter are my favorite.

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Salmon Do you have a favorite food that you only eat for a certain holiday?
My family only has bread pudding on Easter, and it's the best.
I reserve eating candy for Valentine's Day, and yes, I buy it for myself.
I eat whatever I want whenever I want.
Turkey really is for Thanksgiving.

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Couple Is there a quality you have that is considered "bad" in your society?
I like sports.
I like to date around.
I don't want children.
I'm really into science.

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Couple In relationships, are you passive aggressive or upfront and outspoken?
It really depends on the situation.
I'm a little bit of both.
Definitely passive aggressive
I stand up for myself.

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Purse What can you never leave home without?
My phone
Tissues
Lip balm
A change of shoes

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Magazines Do you pay attention to things happening in pop-culture?
I see things unintentionally.
I have no interest in the lives of celebrities.
I like to stay up to date.
Oh yes, it makes me feel better about my life.

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Running What activity do you partake in most often?
Running
Reading
Driving probably
Thinking about the future

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Strong Woman Are you the kind of person who takes charge in situations that call for it?
I've been known to do that, yes.
No, definitely not
If I'm with people I trust
I'm more of a background participant.

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Excited Do you get excited easily, or are you more difficult to please?
I find excitement in even the simplest things.
I tend to make people try a little harder.
I get a little too excited.
Not easily excited, but also not hard to please.

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Family Should names be passed down from other family members?
Not necessarily
I do love the idea of that.
That is the tradition in a lot of cultures.
Nah, I think names should be more original.

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Wedding What is a key trait you look for in a possible life partner?
Trustworthy
Good genes to pass onto children
Comes from a good family
Lets me do my own thing

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Friends Were you considered popular growing up, or more of a loner?
I had friends, but I wasn't popular.
I was pretty popular.
Thinking back on it, I had plenty of friends.
I definitely hung by myself more than not.

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Adventure Are you the adventurist type?
No, I can't say that I am.
I do like to try new things, but not go crazy.
Definitely not, but I envy people who are.
I love a good adrenaline rush.

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Mountain Friends Do you try to see the best in everyone, or do you see people for what's on the surface?
The surface can sometimes be all there is.
If someone shows you who they are, believe them.
I try, but I'm often let down.
I do think that everyone has good in them.

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Dad Baby When thinking of names for your child, what goes into that decision?
Making sure the name will grow with him/her
I don't want the name to be similar to anyone I dislike.
It needs to have a good nickname.
I'll make sure there's no way it can be made fun of.

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Pregnant Mom What name from the past do you want to bring back into circulation?
Gloria
Pearl
Betty
June

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Rebel Are you a rule follower or more of a rebel?
I tend to be a little rebellious.
I'm a classic rule follower, terrified of getting in trouble.
If I think a rule is stupid, I don't follow it.
I was raised to follow the rules, so naturally, I don't want to.

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Secret Do you have a deep, dark fear that doesn't really make sense?
I'm terrified of being outside after dark
I have a fear of holes, but then I learned that a lot of people do
I'm afraid of an early death
I think I'm most afraid of being a spinster

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Happy Sunflowers If you had all the answers to life right now, would you be happy?
In theory I would
Nah, I like to learn along the way
I'd be happy and I'd share my knowledge with others
I'd want to know, but then I'd want to forget

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