Question of the Week: How much does a person’s name affect your opinion of them?
Do you get a mental image of people before meeting them, setting up positive or negative expectations because they have a name you like–or don’t??Â Ever turn down a blind date because of his/her name?Â Could you imagine yourself married to an Egbert or a Hortense?
On the other hand,Â does having a beautiful name add something special to a person’s appeal (as it does for meÂ with my BritishÂ friend Araminta)?
Has knowing a person changed your image ofÂ their name?
Do you judge people by what they’ve named their children—even a little bit– and evenÂ though you know you shouldn’t?