Monday, November 13, 2006

How Do These Names Make You Feel?

Just give me your first gut reaction to these names:

1. Wyatt James

2. Cannon Smith

3. Jason Macarthy

4. Frankie Stormer

5. Carl Forbes

What makes a great name? Which of these guys sounds "date-able"? Like the best attorney? Like a bad boy?

11 comments:

  1. 1.Wyatt James- A gunslinger

    2. Cannon Smith-Cannon makes me think of someone who could shoot. Um prematurely;P

    3. Jason Macarthy- Like it. Strong and sexy.

    4. Frankie Stormer My ex was named K Storms. Plus, I could never date anyone named Frankie.

    5. Carl Forbes- Likek my Uncle Carl... tall and thin with glasses. Only rich.

    I'd go with Jason Macarthy.

    Teri

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  2. Of the list, Wyatt James is the strongest to me. Alpha male. Bad boy...but with a soft spot inside that the right woman would draw out. Super sexy.

    Cannon Smith reminds me of a cheesy anchorman. Like Ron Burgandy.

    Jason Macarthy is a high schooler.

    Frankie Stormer sounds like it's a made up name for a guy who wanted to be a storm trooper when he grew up.

    Carl Forbes...well, I can't hear the name Carl without seeing that skit from Mad TV...

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  3. Wyatt-forget it, it will forever be a western name alla Wyatt Erp.

    Cannon Smith is a kid who got stuck with parents who wanted him to stand out from the other 4.5 million Smith's and named him Cannon. He's been in therapy for 6 years and has decided to legally change his name.

    Jason Mccarthy. Sounds like he's channeling Matthew McCaughnahay...however you spell his name. All American hottie with a brilliant smile.

    Frankie Stormer? No. Comic book hero.

    Carl Forbes is forever FORBES as in $$$.

    Disclaimer: I've been up all night with sick kids.

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  4. Anonymous10:57 AM

    The Wyatt James name speaks loudest to me too. I agree with Mel's reasons :)

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  5. All of 'em sound like cutesy stuck on themeself guys except Jason MaCarthy. That's ones strong and makes me think of a handsome guy.

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  6. Anonymous12:30 PM

    1. Wyatt James - Cute maverick -- bullheaded. (getting visual of grown-up bad-boy Wyatt from Charmed)

    2. Cannon Smith - Jerk.

    3. Jason Macarthy - Decent guy who looks equally good in a suit or jeans.

    4. Frankie Stormer - Uh, no.

    5. Carl Forbes - Powermonger.

    I made it a point to write mine before I looked at the other responses. Funny how we all kind of get the same feelings. :D

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  7. Really interesting! The reactions are pretty close - that's what I was most interested to see.

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  8. 1.Wyatt James- western guy, probably the sherriff

    2. Cannon Smith-just sounds like a jerk boss with lots of money and wandering hands

    3. Jason Macarthy- reminds me of that young boy singer..hmmm, Jessie McCarthy? Right? Cute and nice.

    4. Frankie Stormer - maybe a CIA agent, or possibly a bad name for a weatherman

    5. Carl Forbes- Fat and round with wire rims, a real thinker. I think it reminds me of something from Jimmy Neutron.

    Best attorney name of the bunch? Ummmm, maybe Carl Forbes. Best hero, Jason Macarthy.

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  9. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Cane Macarthy. I do like Forbes for "power" though.

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  10. Am I too late to play? :)

    1. Wyatt James - western, I immediately thought of Wyatt Earp. However, I love the name James (my DH's name)

    2. Cannon Smith - Uh, sounds young and a bit new age to me. But may be something that 20-somethings relate to. It seems that many of the later baby boomers wanted to get creative with names.

    3. Jason Macarthy - I like this. The name Jason is strong and sexy. The only problem with Macarthy is that most people will think you spelled it wrong - MacCarthy if Irish background, McCarthy if Scottish background.

    4. Frankie Stormer - Definitely not. Sounds like a gay dancer to me. Not the romance type for women.

    5. Carl Forbes - I immediately think rich, wallstreet type -- extreme family pedigree of wealth. Thinking of the Forbes 100 best companies or top 500.

    Are you planning another book and looking for hero names?

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  11. Jason McCarthy gets my top vote, though I love the name Cannon.

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