What's Your '80s Name?

By: Ryan Choate

What's Your '80s Name?
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About This Quiz

What's in a name? Does it represent your personality or does your personality morph into your name? Names are a designation we are given at birth, but it's not set in stone that you must rock that name forever. While most people stick with the name they were given by their parents, some decide to opt for a pseudonym or pen name or simply to go by a schoolyard nickname like Chip, Chunk or Duckie.  

There can be great disdain for one's name, especially when a family name keeps making the ranks down through generations where upon reaching the teenage years, a person realizes they hate their name. Going by a middle name to avoid using the perceived "ugly" first name is a tactic often employed around the teenage years that can be effective but often regretful to the point of changing back to the first name sometime after college. 

The '80s were not known for a plethora of unique names. If we look at the top 25 baby names for boys and girls given in the '80s, we see a theme of biblical name representation. Family names were a popular choice in the '80s, as was the trend of naming a child after a feature in nature like River or Aspen. Whether you think your name is boring, original or antiquated, sign onto this quiz, and we'll try to guess what your '80s name is!

Stress can be an ugly part of daily life. How do you deal with it?
Binge drinking
Yoga
Triathlon​ races
Read a good book

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What is something you are obsessed with?
Politics
Cooking
Adrenaline
Alcohol

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Do you have any pets?
I have a purebred hunting retriever​.
I have two Siamese cats.
I have a saltwater fish tank​.
I have a ferret.

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Some people like music, some like movies. Who is your favorite entertainer?
Jack Nicholson
Beyoncé
Bob Dylan
Madonna

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How do you like to spend your weekends?
Watching sports
I like to do crafty stuff.
Hiking and being outdoors
I go dancing at the club.

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Where did you meet your oldest friend?
Our fraternity in college
Kindergarten
At work a few years back
High school

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Are you a tattoo person?
I got a couple in the military.
I have a very small one.
Nope, I hate needles.
I can't do that to my body.

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Tools are helpful to have on hand. What is the most useful tool you own?
Cordless drill
Sewing machine​
My car
My kitchen knife set

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Can you tell us what your first job was?
Dishwasher at a Chinese restaurant
Barista at Starbucks
Washing cars at a dealership
McDonald's cashier

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Are there any foods that you can't stand eating?
Broccoli
Anything with meat
Not a fan of liver
I can't stand mayo.

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What is a phone app that you can't live without?
Facebook
Twitter
Snapchat
Instagram

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Do you have anything on your bucket list?
Take down a 14 point elk
Travel the world
BASE jump off the Eiffel Tower
Have kids

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Do you consider yourself an organized person?
I like things clean and orderly.
I am a neat freak.
I toss stuff where there is room.
I have a unique system that makes sense to me.

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What is a controversial​ opinion you have?
Punishment should fit the crime.
Women have the right to control their bodies.
Faux wood paneling​ looks good.
Wham! is better than solo George Michael.

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Do you have any podcast suggestions?
"Serial"
"This American Life"
"The Joe Rogan Experience"
"Freakonomics​"

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Who has had the most influence on your life?
My grandfather
My mom
My high school art teacher
Mother Teresa

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Seasons change every few months. What is your favorite season?
Fall, ​because it's hunting season.
Summer, I am a ​sun worshiper.
As a skier, I prefer winter.
Spring, I like it when everything is born anew.

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Which of the following was your favorite TV show?
"The Dukes of Hazzard"
"Charlie's Angels"
"M*A*S*H"
"The Golden Girls"

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Is it more important for you to have a nice car or a nice house?
A car is more fun to drive.
Home​ is where the family is.
I travel a lot so a car is vital.
A modest home would be delightful.

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There are many disgusting habits people have. What is your most disgusting habit?
Smoking cigarettes
I eat without utensils.
I pick my scabs.
Clipping my toenails in the living room

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If you could get one answer about your future, what question would you ask?
Am I going to be rich?
Is there a heaven?
How long will I live?
Will I ever get married?

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What smell really brings on the nostalgia?
Cherry Kool-Aid
Play-Doh​
Drakkar Noir
Stridex acne pads

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When you order a sandwich, what kind do you get?
Italian grinder
Reuben on Rye
Turkey with everything
Veggie, hold the mayo

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Can you tell us something that makes you nervous?
The stock market
Our current political climate
Not having a retirement
World hunger

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What is your favorite movie soundtrack?
"Top Gun"
"Footloose"
"Purple Rain"
"Pretty in Pink"

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Where is the worst place you have been stuck for a long period of time?
At a wedding
The airport
Work convention
Church

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How do you measure success?
Wealth
Achieving a goal you set
Be praised by others for a job well done
Happiness

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Homes have unique rooms. What is your favorite room in the house?
The basement man cave
The living room
Garage
Kitchen

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Which was your first concert that you ever went to?
MC Hammer
New Kids on the Block
KISS
Cyndi Lauper

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Which character from "Seinfeld" are you most like?
Newman
Elaine
Kramer
Mrs. Costanza

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