Dish Up Some Southern Charm and We’ll Guess Your True Southern Name

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Brittany Rowland

6 Min Quiz

Oh no! You're running late for your friend's party! What do you do?

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At the store, a stranger runs over your foot with their buggy! What do you say?

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You're most likely to use the expression "bless your heart" in what manner?

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When your car gets a flat, how do you handle it?

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You love your children's teachers. What are you giving them as a holiday gift?

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It's time to have some friends over! What are you serving?

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When do you typically put up your outdoor Christmas decorations?

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You're at a class reunion and see someone whose name you just can't remember! What do you do?

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You're on a road trip with some friends. What do you do when everyone gets hungry?

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Sunday rolls around again. What's your plan for the day?

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When your friend is sick, you're over there lickety-split. What do you bring to help your friend feel better?

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Which of these is your go-to Southern expression?

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You're having a friend stay at your home. What is most important to you?

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You're going on a trip. What's the first thing you pack?

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Ah, it's a warm summer night! What's your favorite thing to do?

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It's time to go to a baby shower! What gift are you bringing for the little bundle of joy?

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If your friends had to describe you, which word would they choose?

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A stranger approaches you and asks for directions. What do you do?

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A dear friend is visiting your town. Which place are you most eager to show them?

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How do you respond when someone is rude to you?

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What a calamity! You drop the bowl of peas at the Thanksgiving dinner! What now?

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You're at a job interview and the interviewer asks for your greatest strength. How do you respond?

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Which of these high school superlatives is the best fit?

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What was your favorite elementary school subject?

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A cashier accidentally short changes you. What do you do?

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What kind of reading material do you keep in the powder room?

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Date night is coming up! What does your ideal date include?

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Your community is having a talent show! What's your special act?

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What fun! Your town is throwing a carnival. Naturally, you volunteer to help with which attraction?

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Summer is great and all, but which part of summer could you live without?

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About This Quiz

The South has a long tradition of valuing charm, hospitality and impeccable manners. People go out of their way to smile at and greet people, even strangers. Hosts take their responsibilities seriously, working hard to make their guests feel as comfortable as possible. And as soon as they're old enough to talk, most children in the South are taught to say "yes, ma'am," "yes, sir," "please" and "thank you." To some outsiders, these customs may seem quaint or old-fashioned, but Southerners stand by their traditions with pride.

Southerners also have traditions when it comes to names. In the Bible Belt, biblical names are ever popular. For boys, that includes Noah, Nathan, Jacob, Joshua, Elijah and Isaiah. For girls, names like Delilah, Abigail, Deborah, Sarah and Ada trace their origins to the Bible too. And another Southern custom is the double name — first name combinations like Jim Bob and Sue Ellen. The tradition comes from a desire to honor a loved one by pairing a unique name with a family name. And, if you've ever visited the South and met some double-named folks, you know that the combination possibilities are endless!

So now it's time to discover your true Southern name. And once you do, you can celebrate with some delectable Southern cuisine. We're thinking chicken and waffles washed down with an ice-cold Coke!

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