What Would Your Southern Name Be?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Would Your Southern Name Be?
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About This Quiz

The South is unlike any other place on earth! In fact, other parts of the United States claim that the South is a whole new world. Full of charm and tradition, southerners are proud of their heritage — and they don't care what anyone else thinks. Take a trip down south during this quiz, and we'll give your very own southern name. 

You may haven't ever thought of yourself as a Beauregard or a Sara Jo, but we're sure there's a southerner living inside you. Once you answer the questions about your southern favorites, the words you use and a few native traditions, your southern name will be as obvious as a rooster crowing at dawn. The choice to legally change your name to your southern name will, of course, be entirely up to you! 

If deviled eggs and college football are two of your favorite things on earth, figuring out your southern moniker will be a breeze. But ... if you're the more reserved and polite type, we'll have to work a little hard to give you a name that fits your southern leanings perfectly. 

Which southern name is the right one for you? You best get going Billy Bob Sue Rae June! You'll be left to have a duck fit unless you find out.

Grits When you're hankerin' for a big ol' bowl of grits, what do you put on top?
Cheese
Syrup or sugar
Shrimp
Bacon

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Your Eyes Hold Many Secrets How many times a day do you look at someone and say, "Bless your heart?"
At least eight times a day
Only once in a while
Every time I see a certain person
Only when I really feel bad for them

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37 Ad 1 Homecoming What did you wear when you went to the homecoming dance?
I wore a tuxedo.
I wore a fancy dress.
I wore jeans and a tie.
I didn't go to homecoming.

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Coleslaw Where do you put the cole slaw when you order barbecue?
In the trash
On the side
On top of my barbecue sandwich
It stays, untouched, on my plate.

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Winter How cold does it need to be before you start wearing your winter coat?
60 degrees
75 degrees
40 degrees
32 degrees

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Georgia Which one of these southern states would make the best vacation spot?
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
Tennesee

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9-Nascar Do you drive like a NASCAR driver in rush hour traffic?
I drive like that all the time.
I get really nervous in traffic jams.
I couldn't drive that well if I tried.
I try to avoid driving when it's too congested.

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manners If we asked your best friend, how would they describe your manners?
In need of some polishing
Impeccable
Not bad
Better than most

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speeding ticket Could you use your southern charm to get out of a ticket?
That never works for me.
I might bat my eyelashes a little.
Crying always works.
My southern charm gets me out of a lot of things.

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Party How do you collectively address a group of your friends?
You guys
Y'all
You-ens
Hey, freaks!

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yellow-belly sea snake, Which of these southern phrases are you adding to your vocabulary right now?
"Madder than a wet setting hen"
"Lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut"
"Busier than a moth on a mitten"
"As confused as a fart in a fan factory"

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12 backyard What would we find you doing on a typical Sunday afternoon?
Having dinner with family
Watching the game
Taking a nap
Walking the dog

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Blizzard Are you afraid to drive in a snowstorm?
I think it's fun.
It terrifies me.
Snow is fine, but ice is scary!
I'll only do it if I'm out of milk and bread.

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21 Tailgate When's the last time you went to a tailgate party?
It's been way too long.
It wasn't that long ago.
I'm planning one right now.
Tailgating is not for me.

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sweet tea Would you ever order an extra-large sweet tea?
Gross! No way.
That's the only size to order!
I like to add my own sweetener.
No, but I'll chug an extra-large iced latte.

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Baby Boomer Which name do you call your grandmother?
Granny or Gran
Mimi or Gigi
Nana or Grandma
Mamaw

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Soda Do you order a Coke, a pop or a soda with your burger?
It's a Coke!
I always order sweet tea.
It's pop.
I call it soda.

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Football Did you go to a lot of Friday night football games when you were growing up?
I was on the field every week!
I spent more time under the bleachers.
I was in the marching band.
Football was never my thing.

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Cornbread Which one of these soul foods makes you feel complete?
Collard greens
Cornbread
Peach cobbler
Mac and cheese

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Soft As A Puppy What traditionally southern name might you give to a new puppy?
Beau
Jolene
Hank
Mable

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Sorry...No Do you find yourself saying you're sorry for silly, small stuff?
I do it all the time.
I only apologize if I've really messed up.
I rarely apologize.
I catch myself doing that once in a while.

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Deviled Eggs How many deviled eggs could you eat in one sitting?
A couple of dozen
One or two
I'm not putting that in my mouth!
At least three ... at least

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Q13 Graditude When you get a gift, are you polite enough to send a thank you card?
You're supposed to do that?
I send them for some gifts.
I leave that up to someone else.
I only send them for things like shower gifts.

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Diapers 6 How do you usually refer to children?
Young'ens
Kiddos
Babies
Little ones

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2 30 year old woman grocery shopping When you go to the grocery store, what do you call the thing you push?
A trolley
A buggy
A cart
A pushcart

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Ring Do you know what a promise ring symbolizes?
The promise to marry
The promise to remain faithful
The promise to get good grades
The promise to remain single

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Hog How would you feel about going to a hog roast?
You mean a pig pullin'?
Ewww!
Sign me up!
I would be the one doing the roasting!

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Southern porch What do you usually do when you're porch sitting?
I play with my guitar.
I have lemonade with my neighbor.
I'm usually swatting flies when I sit there.
I like to spy on my neighbors.

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Dolly Parton Which one of these country singers sings about your life?
Blake Shelton
Dolly Parton
George Jones
Miranda Lambert

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Sweet Home Alabama Which of these southern-based movies could you watch over and over again?
"Sweet Home Alabama"
"My Cousin Vinny"
"Steel Magnolias"
"Fried Green Tomatoes"

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