What Would Your Thai Name Be?

By: Ian Fortey

What Would Your Thai Name Be?
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About This Quiz

Did you know the history of Thailand dates back to 1 million years? That's a rough estimate of how old some of the tools and fossils discovered there have been. And if you've ever been to Thailand, it's no wonder, who wouldn't want to live there? It's a gorgeous and rich land with incredible scenery, diverse wildlife and an incredible climate. 

Human civilization began to take root much later in history, of course, but the Thai people have been living there and working the land for a very long time. Rice, for instance, has been farmed in Thailand for at least 4,000 years. So with so much history and culture, you can rest assured the people of Thailand have had time to develop some poetic and memorable names. Their language has given rise to descriptive and beautiful words that bring life to a name the way few other languages can. And who hasn't sometimes imagined having another name? 

If you're a fan of all things Thai — from the food to the culture to the land itself — then all you need o do is answer a few simple questions, and we'll pick out a Thai name just for you!


Q2 - rain If it starts pouring rain while you're out for a walk. What are you going to do?
Run for cover
Just keep on walking
I'm sure I have an umbrella somewhere.
I love to splash through some puddles.

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Q3 - beach Would you rather spend the day on a Thai beach, or hiking in a Thai jungle?
I could hike.
What if I want to try both?
I love the beach!
I'd rather go shopping.

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Q4 - animals Do you have an affinity for nature and animals?
Not really
I feel connected to some animals, sure.
Yes!
Maybe? It's kind of a weird thing to think about.

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Q5 - hitchhiker Are you the kind of person who'd pick up a hitchhiker on a lonely stretch of highway?
I might if they looked like they needed help
Never say never.
Oh, no
I'd have to judge it on a case by case basis.

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Q6 - The White Temple There are a ton of places to visit in Thailand. Which one would you most want to visit?
Chiang Mai
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The Royal Palace
The White Temple

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Q7 - life goals Do you dream big when it comes to your life goals?
Huge!
In some ways, yes, but not in others
I try to keep my dreams reasonable.
I do think I'm a dreamer.

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Q8 - good evil Are you more likely to listen to the little angel on your shoulder or the devil?
The devil!
It could go either way.
The angel!
I don't have anyone on my shoulders.

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Q1 - Like your name Do you even like the name you have right now?
Meh, it's fine.
I could use a new one.
I kind of love my name.
Not really

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Q9 - free spirit Are you a free spirit, or do you need to have a little more order and control in your life?
I prefer some order.
I like to cut loose now and then.
Maybe somewhere in the middle?
I'm 100% free-spirited!

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Q10 - adventure Do you have a sense of adventure that needs to be fulfilled?
Not really
It pops up now and then.
I'm not even sure if I do or not.
Oh, yeah!

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Q11 - family name Were you named for anyone in your family?
Yep!
Nope!
I have no idea.
Sort of, but not quite

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Q12 - phi phi islands What part of Thailand is of the most interest to you?
Bangkok
Ko Samui
Phi Phi Islands
Phuket

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Q13 - Thai Food What do you think would be the hardest thing to get used to if you moved to Thailand tomorrow?
The language
The food
Being away from my loved ones
Everything!

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Q14 - kind of man How would you describe yourself?
I'm a pretty tough and manly sort of person.
I feel like I'm a little bit introspective and mysterious.
I try to be honest and loving as much as I can.
I don't know. People say I'm weird. But people are weird, though.

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Q15 - laugh cry Are you the type of person who is more likely to laugh or cry?
Neither
I guess it could go either way.
I tend to get more emotional.
I'm always laughing.

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Q16 - dramatic Do you have a flair for the dramatic?
Not really
Heck, yeah!
I like to think I have a flair for the dramatic!
Sometimes, I guess

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Q17 - spontaneous How spontaneous are you?
Not very
Extremely
As much as anyone.
I have my moments.

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Q18 - bilingual Can you speak any other languages?
Not a word
I am bilingual.
I can manage a little bit.
I know a few choice words in other languages.

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Q19 - be quiet Are you outspoken or soft-spoken?
I'm pretty outspoken.
Maybe in the middle
More soft-spoken
I have moments one way and then the other.

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Q20 - bored Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your day-to-day routine?
Not really
I can always find something to keep me interested.
Not very often
All the time

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Q21 - traveler Would you rather visit Thailand alone, with friends, or with family?
With friends
Alone!
With family
They all sound good.

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Q22 - Restless Do you get restless if you stay still for too long?
Once in a while
Very much
Not really
Yeah, if I'm in one place for a long time

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Q23 - lead with heart Do you make your decisions with your heart or with your head?
My head, of course
I need to use both.
My heart, always
Usually, it's my gut.

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Q24 - Hot Are you a fan of a hot climate, or do you prefer to chill your feet in a cool one?
I can handle the cold.
Either way
I love the heat!
Depends on my mood

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Q25 - new friends Do you get along well with strangers?
Not really
Yeah, I'd say so
I get along with everyone!
Sometimes, with some people

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Q26 - center of attention Do you like to be the center of attention?
Yeah, sometimes
Under the right circumstances
Always!
Not really

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Q27 - name personality Does your name describe you at all?
I think so
Not particularly
Definitely
My name doesn't describe anything.

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Q28 - go with the flow How easily can you just go with the flow in a new situation with new people?
I'm OK at it.
That's not really my thing.
I think I do really well with new stuff.
I have my moments.

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Q29 - baby name If you were having a child, how would you decide on a name?
I'd think of a way to do that.
I'd research something interesting to choose a name.
I already have a name picked out.
I'd pick a family name for my child.

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Q30 - tiger Of all the animals and birds in the world, 1/10th of them live in Thailand. Which do you relate to the most?
Tiger
Binturong
Sun bear
Elephant

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