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Do you think that people can look like a particular name?

  1. Asp52 profile image87
    Asp52posted 5 years ago

    Do you think that people can look like a particular name?

    Can you instinctively tell if someone is a Sarah, a James, a Bradley or a Dave?

  2. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    I don't think we can walk up to a person and say what their name is, but I have certainly met people who, once they say their name, they tend to look like the image I would have for a person with that name.

    I think we develop certain images for names. For instance, if I hear the name Gertrude, I have a picture in my mind of what someone with the name Gertrude would look like. I have only met one person with the name Gertrude, and she looked like someone I thought Gertrude should look like. I have met many people named Angel and they all look as beautiful as their name.

    So, I think parents should be careful when naming their children, because their child could end up looking like their name. Ugly name... ugly child. Cute name... cute child. I don't place any scientific value on my thoughts; just offering them as my humble opinion

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    TheFrankoposted 5 years ago

    That's an interesting question and I must say I agree with MarleneB. When someone tells me his/her name I sometimes find out that it fits the person. It's rather hard to guess someone's name when there's so many options. smile

  4. Maggie Bennett profile image73
    Maggie Bennettposted 5 years ago

    My name is Margaret ..... but I fit Maggie much better.

    I think people who meet me agree.

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