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(17 Posts)
avariceandlatinos Thu 16-Jul-09 18:08:55

Random name pulled from the internet, i'm just fascinated by what names convey about a person (perhaps often falsely!)

Ok, imagine this young girl or woman.
What does the name suggest about the parents?
What would you imagine this person to look/act like?
What would you imagine was her social background?
Country of origin?
What would you imagine was their profession or educational level?

Guinevere Fenton-StClair

avariceandlatinos Thu 16-Jul-09 18:10:01

i'm curious because it seemed so remarkably odd.

GossipMonger Thu 16-Jul-09 18:11:06

Private education

Father a lawyer/Mum SAHM/lady who lunches

Obnoxious kid who is spoilt and does many many after school activities

Rides a pony


will achieve a lot in life

mumoftoomany Thu 16-Jul-09 18:31:47

I'd wait to meet her in person before I form a judgement smile.

It is too easy to jump to conclusions about people's personalities based solely on their name, especially for people from other cultures where names have different associations.

Homebird8 Thu 16-Jul-09 18:33:07

Father: economist
Mother: languages expert
Strawberry blonde hair
Middle class
Celtic roots

Homebird8 Thu 16-Jul-09 18:33:40


It's a game isn't it?

TheProfiteroleThief Thu 16-Jul-09 18:36:14

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MayorNaze Thu 16-Jul-09 18:38:04

character in an enid blyton school story.

probably shortened to gwyn and the skool tomboy/carlotta-type character grin

MrsBadger Thu 16-Jul-09 18:39:40

she is a 17 or 18yo English rah with flicky hair, a Jack Wills hoodie, lots of eyemakeup and a kaffir

at a frightfully nice school that is trendy rather than academic. Not Wycombe Abbey. Benenden? Wherever it is she wishes it was co-ed rather than all girls.

her friends call her Guin

she wants to go to art college but her Gap year abroad may inspire her to change her mind and study Sanskrit or something

her father is something in the City and her mother is a psychologist or a counsellor something (did a history or classics degree but retrained after the kids went to school).

serinBrightside Thu 16-Jul-09 21:02:08

Thought you were asking about the name 'Random' there grin was going to say it will be shortened to Randy.

slowreadingprogress Thu 16-Jul-09 22:04:58

she's the daughter of a working class mum with aspirations to lower middle classness. Mum has amalgamated her surname with her husband's when they married because it sounds posher. They chose Guinevere because it's pretty and they had a medieval themed wedding.
Dad is a salesman and mum works part time as an accounts assistant. Guinevere goes to the local primary and loves pink, and mum gets most of her clothes from next.

monkeytrousers Thu 16-Jul-09 22:08:13

in a word - aristocracy.

Or that her parents were cultural history/art histoy/literature students

Its a bit pompous

How about changing the middle name to 'Renton' as a corrective?

monkeytrousers Thu 16-Jul-09 22:09:26

OMG, but I wouldn't judge her personality on her name - just maybe a pen portait of her parents.

monkeytrousers Thu 16-Jul-09 22:10:57

Or for modern kids - the Ben 10 reference is probably more profound grin

madlentileater Thu 16-Jul-09 22:14:00

she's a character in a Mills and Boon.
She's a PA to an aloof mysterious darkly handsome man called Garth who fails to recognise her beauty.

mrswoolf Thu 16-Jul-09 23:39:15

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MamaLazarou Fri 17-Jul-09 08:50:07

The Modern Parents cartoon from Viz.

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