Can We Guess Your Last Name?

LIFESTYLE

By: Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

When you were in school and you were assigned alphabetical seats, where did you sit?

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Some celebrities choose wild names for their kids. Which one would you use?

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Do you like your first name, or do you wish it was something else?

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Which of these last names would be your last choice?

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Do you think it's weird for a woman to keep her last name after getting married?

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How do you feel when you meet a dog with a sophisticated name like Archibald the III?

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If you had to name a pet rock, which name would you choose?

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Can you trace your last name back to its origin?

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Which former U.S. president has the best last name?

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Do your friends call you by name, or do they use a nickname?

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When you sign your name on a contract, can we read it?

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In relationships, which of these pet names do you prefer to be called?

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Does your last name give away your family's heritage?

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When you meet new people, do they often have trouble pronouncing your last name?

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If they were to give a food your last name at your local diner, what kind of food would it be?

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Can you think of any famous people who share your last name?

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What do you think your last name tells other about you?

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When you place an order for a pizza, do you have to spell out your last name?

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Did you have a lot of trouble learning to write your name as a kid?

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Are you ever mistaken for someone with the same last name?

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Would you have a hard time finding your first name on a gift shop trinket?

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If they named a park after you, what sort of park would it be?

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Have you ever seen your name in lights?

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Do you think your looks embody your last name?

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Would you ever date someone with the same last name you have?

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What do you think is special about your name?

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If you could have an animal name as a last name, which one would it be?

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Is there anyone in your life who refers to you by your last name only?

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Let's pretend you painted a masterpiece. Would you sign your entire name?

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Are most of the slots for names on tests big enough to hold your last name?

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About This Quiz

Whether you realize it or not, your last name gives away a lot about you. It can reflect your family's background and culture. Some say that names are even associated with certain personality traits, and we're here to put the theory to the test. 

You might be asking — how on earth can you figure out my last name using a bunch of quiz questions. The truth is, we can only take an educated guess based on the answers you provide. With each response, you're opening up a little window to your personality. With your personality, you're pointing us in the direction of those name traits we were mentioning. We'll carefully decipher the code you give us until we have it just right. 

Unless your name is something rare like Jingleheimerschmidt, it shouldn't be that difficult to figure out how you sign your John Hancock. It all depends on your honesty, though. Level with us about your name, and — without directly asking — we'll pick up the name vibes you're throwing down. Will we get it right, or will we get it wrong? Scroll down to play the last name game and find out what's really in a name. 


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