What’s the Hidden Meaning of Your Name?

LIFESTYLE

By: Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Without you knowing it, your name has meant something all along. It has a hidden meaning that has been a driving force in your life. During this quiz, the way you answer a series of questions about names will allow us to reveal what your name has been hiding. 

You can look up your name's traditional meaning, but we're talking about something completely different here. We're talking about the kind of meaning that cannot be associated with anyone but you — well, maybe that one person out of six million that has the exact same name. Still, the hidden meaning of your name is deeper than the meaning of your first name alone. It's the meaning of all your names together. 

Throughout the questions, we are going to do a little prying about your name. We're also going to ask you to tell us your feelings about other names, including those wacky names that celebrities give their children. Once you've finished the quiz, the hidden meaning of your name will be clear. Then we'll share your results!

You won't need to tell us your name. In fact, that would take away all the fun. Instead, answer these all-about-names questions, and learn what your name is trying to tell you. What is it trying to say?

When you order takeout, do you have to spell your name out?

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If you adopted a female puppy, what would you consider naming her?

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Which one of these first names would you consider adopting as your own?

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Do you know a lot of other people who have the same name you have?

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Out of these traits, which one does your name embody?

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Which one of these last names do you think sounds most intelligent?

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Do you feel like you were born with the right name?

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Which name would you choose to give a pet python?

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Do you have any idea why you were given the name you have?

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When you first meet people, do you easily remember their names?

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If you wrote a book about your life, would you use a pen name?

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When you are in a relationship, which of these names do you call your sweetheart?

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If someone kept calling you by the wrong name, would you correct them?

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In school, you were probably seated alphabetically. Did you sit near the front or the back of the class?

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Which one of these nicknames would match your personality?

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What do you most want people to associate your name with?

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Some celebrities choose interesting names for their children. Which one do you like most?

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If you had to go undercover, which name would you want to use?

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When you write your name, how would you describe your signature?

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Do you always buy brand name cereal, or will the off-brand do?

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Would you like to see your name in lights someday?

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Do you think your name makes you sound as smart as you are?

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Does your name have more than four vowels in it?

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Be honest! How do you really feel about your middle name?

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Which one of the Rugrats has the best name?

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How do you feel when someone practices name-dropping?

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If you were to get married, would you keep your last name?

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What is the worst possible name someone could give a child?

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Could you ever date someone with the same name as your ex?

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How would you handle drawing a name you don't like for a gift exchange?

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