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Do You Know My Name? Trivia Quiz


From the nickname that became king to the duck that destroyed the popularity of a respectable and dignified first name, my ten "guests" will supply you with information that should allow you to guess their names.

A multiple-choice quiz by uglybird. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
uglybird
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
196,008
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
24072
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: egads53 (8/10), Guest 67 (6/10), Guest 66 (0/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In the case of my name, a sobriquet has become the English "king of names". My name started as a Hebrew name meaning "Yahweh is gracious". From Hebrew it passed into Greek and ultimately to English. A commonly used name for a well known British flag contains my name. It has been the most popular boys' name in England for a decade. What is my name? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. I like to advertise the fact that I have a capital name. In 2004, it was the most popular name for baby girls on the "Baby Zone" website. The meaning of my name may create gender confusion, though. My name is said by some to mean son of a woman whose name means "strength in battle". Others believe it originally meant "son of Matthew". What is my name? (Don't miss the hints about the street and city that share my name in the first sentence.) Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. How do you suppose it came about that my name, the second most popular boys' name in Australia based on 2002 statistics, began as a Scottish nickname for a Norwegian? As a hint I'll tell you that Scots originally called Norway "the land of the lakes". What is my name? (Hint: What is a Gaelic word for "lake"?) Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. My name is a shortened form of the name of the mother of the Biblical prophet Samuel. In Hebrew my name meant "favor". Although a different spelling of my name is still popular in the United States, in 2003 the original Hebrew form of the name was given to baby girls more than 30 times as often as my spelling. A character residing at the fictional Green Gables in a popular series of Canadian novels nearly shared my name but insisted that it be spelled with one additional letter at the end. Well, I think shorter is better! What is my name? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Because of my first name, my family jokingly calls me the "dread pirate". My name is tops for US males born in the 1920s and 1930s. Its US rank has gradually dropped and was 35th for males named in 2003. My name means "bright fame" and those sharing my name include a famous actor who played opposite Barbra Streisand in "The Way We Were" and a politician from Massachusetts who became a senator for New York and who was tragically assassinated in the 1960s. What is my name? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. I have a beautiful name that I don't have to share with too many other women - the hair razing exploits of a conniving Biblical character of the same name have seen to that. Not many people realize that my name means "delicate". (Hint: I do mean "razing".) Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. I have a name that is given to both boys and girls. In 2003, in the US, my name was in the top 200 names given to baby girls according to the Social Security Administration. My brother wants to trade names with me because a guy with the same name as mine set a new record in 2004 for throwing the most touchdown passes in an American professional football season. My brother told me that my name means "an English warrior's village; so it's really a boy's name". I guess he's never heard of Xena! What is my name? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. I suppose that it's just a coincidence that the origins of my first and middle names taken together so closely define my character. I am a very sly corporate raider. My first name has been the most popular name for baby boys in the United States from 1999 thru 2003 according to the Social Security Administration. What are my first and middle names? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. My name seems to be among the top twenty names given to baby girls in only one English-speaking place - Alberta, Canada - where it ranks 16th. Even though my name means "son of a handsome man", it has become a woman's name. What is my name? (Hint: think river!) Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In the 1930s, my name was 7th on the list of popular names in the United States. Then, that silly duck came along in 1934. After decades of decline, in 2003, my name was ranked 257th! I hate Walt Disney. What is my name?

Answer: (One word - a first name)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the case of my name, a sobriquet has become the English "king of names". My name started as a Hebrew name meaning "Yahweh is gracious". From Hebrew it passed into Greek and ultimately to English. A commonly used name for a well known British flag contains my name. It has been the most popular boys' name in England for a decade. What is my name?

Answer: Jack

The Hebrew name "Yochanan" became "Ioannes" in Greek and "John" in English. In the middle ages, "Jankin" became a nickname for "John". "Jankin" eventually became "Jack". "Jack" is also very popular in Australia where it was the third most popular name in 2002.

The use of the term "Union Jack" for the Union Flag is actually a controversial matter. Some insist that the term "jack" can only be properly used of a small flag flown on the bow of a ship. Others maintain that the term "Union Jack" is an acceptable name for the "Union Flag" based on common and long term usage. The BBC insists on the term "Union Flag". However, still others point out that the Union flag has never been officially adopted as a national flag but is, in fact, a royal flag. Those whose interest in this topic is not yet "flagging" might wish to see Wikipedia's lengthy discussion of "Union Jack" at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Jack.
2. I like to advertise the fact that I have a capital name. In 2004, it was the most popular name for baby girls on the "Baby Zone" website. The meaning of my name may create gender confusion, though. My name is said by some to mean son of a woman whose name means "strength in battle". Others believe it originally meant "son of Matthew". What is my name? (Don't miss the hints about the street and city that share my name in the first sentence.)

Answer: Madison

According to several websites, including "Behindthename.com", "Madison" means "son of Maud", "Maud" being a shortened form of "Matilda". "Matilda" combines the Germanic "maht" (might) and "hild" (battle). The wife of William the Conqueror was named Matilda. "Allison" ultimately derives from "Adelaide", which means "noble sort". ("Allison" does not mean "the son of Alli".) "Bryce", on the other hand, is another originally male name now often given to women. "Bryce" means "son of a nobleman". Apart from referring to the fact that the bearer of the name is the son of Carr, the etymology of the Gaelic name "Carson" is uncertain.
3. How do you suppose it came about that my name, the second most popular boys' name in Australia based on 2002 statistics, began as a Scottish nickname for a Norwegian? As a hint I'll tell you that Scots originally called Norway "the land of the lakes". What is my name? (Hint: What is a Gaelic word for "lake"?)

Answer: Lachlan

Captain John Hunter, the first Scotsman to come to Australia, became governor of New South Wales. Other Scotsmen came as Royal Marines or were part of Scottish regiments stationed in Australia during the colonial period. One Lachlan Macquarie was an early governor of New South Wales. "Lachlan" transliterates to "loch land", the name Scots once gave to Norway.
4. My name is a shortened form of the name of the mother of the Biblical prophet Samuel. In Hebrew my name meant "favor". Although a different spelling of my name is still popular in the United States, in 2003 the original Hebrew form of the name was given to baby girls more than 30 times as often as my spelling. A character residing at the fictional Green Gables in a popular series of Canadian novels nearly shared my name but insisted that it be spelled with one additional letter at the end. Well, I think shorter is better! What is my name?

Answer: Ann

"Ann" is considered to be the English spelling for "Anne". Although "Anna" is more popular than either of the aforementioned names, "Hannah", from which the other names derive, is now far and away the most popular form of the name - ranking 4th in the 2003 United States Social Security Administration Rankings. "Hannah" is also in the top 10 among English and Australian names according to "Behind the Name.com" and "She Knows.com", respectively.
5. Because of my first name, my family jokingly calls me the "dread pirate". My name is tops for US males born in the 1920s and 1930s. Its US rank has gradually dropped and was 35th for males named in 2003. My name means "bright fame" and those sharing my name include a famous actor who played opposite Barbra Streisand in "The Way We Were" and a politician from Massachusetts who became a senator for New York and who was tragically assassinated in the 1960s. What is my name?

Answer: Robert

The name "Robert" is Germanic in origin, coming to England with the Normans. Many brightly famous individuals have carried the name including Robert Kennedy and Robert Redford. Shakespeare created with three "Robert" characters: Robert Shallow - "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "Henry IV part 2", Robert Falconbridge - "King John" and Sir Robert Brakenbury - "Richard III" The "dread pirate" of "The Princess Bride" was, of course, a "Roberts".
6. I have a beautiful name that I don't have to share with too many other women - the hair razing exploits of a conniving Biblical character of the same name have seen to that. Not many people realize that my name means "delicate". (Hint: I do mean "razing".)

Answer: Delilah

"Delilah" does indeed mean delicate. Jezebel was the wicked queen whose fate it was to be cast from a tower and eaten by dogs. Salome danced for Herod, and Salome's mother persuaded her to request the head of John the Baptist as her reward from the delighted King Herod. Saphira hatched a plot with her husband to sell land and pretend to give the entire proceeds to the early Church while, in fact, holding back some of the proceeds for themselves.
7. I have a name that is given to both boys and girls. In 2003, in the US, my name was in the top 200 names given to baby girls according to the Social Security Administration. My brother wants to trade names with me because a guy with the same name as mine set a new record in 2004 for throwing the most touchdown passes in an American professional football season. My brother told me that my name means "an English warrior's village; so it's really a boy's name". I guess he's never heard of Xena! What is my name?

Answer: Peyton

All four of the above names are among the top 100 names reported to the "Baby Zone" website as given to girl babies in 2004. It is interesting that "Taylor", "Parker", and "Bailey" would generally be considered surnames and derive respectively from the occupations of tailor, keeper of the park and bailiff. All four names are given to both males and females.
8. I suppose that it's just a coincidence that the origins of my first and middle names taken together so closely define my character. I am a very sly corporate raider. My first name has been the most popular name for baby boys in the United States from 1999 thru 2003 according to the Social Security Administration. What are my first and middle names?

Answer: Jacob Russell

Admittedly, I have tried to outfox you with this tricky question. Although "Jacob" is most often translated "supplanter" (literally "heel grabber"), it can also mean "cheat" or "trickster". Similarly, "red-haired" is most frequently given as the meaning of the French "Russel", but "fox-like" is an alternative meaning. "Jacob Russell", therefore, could be loosely translated as "tricky fox".
9. My name seems to be among the top twenty names given to baby girls in only one English-speaking place - Alberta, Canada - where it ranks 16th. Even though my name means "son of a handsome man", it has become a woman's name. What is my name? (Hint: think river!)

Answer: Mackenzie

The Mackenzie River is Canada's longest. Perhaps the most distinctive of popular Canadian girls' names, "Mackenzie" is 46th for US names for the year 2003. "Mackenzie does not appear in the top 100 names for 2003 for either England or Scotland. Although most of the names popular in Alberta are the same as those in the US, oddly, the name "Brooklyn" is ranked 25th as a baby girl's name in Alberta and is far more popular there than in the US where, in 2003, it ranked 119th.
10. In the 1930s, my name was 7th on the list of popular names in the United States. Then, that silly duck came along in 1934. After decades of decline, in 2003, my name was ranked 257th! I hate Walt Disney. What is my name?

Answer: Donald

Mickey Mouse seems to have had a more favorable influence on the name "Mickey" than poor hapless Donald Duck had on "Donald" - perhaps because Mickey Mouse was lovable and articulate. In the decades following the introduction of Mickey Mouse in the 1920s, the popularity of the name "Mickey" improved, peaking at 306 in the 1950s, the heyday of the "Mickey Mouse Club" and the prime of Mickey Mantle.

But perhaps Mickey Mouse has become, well... mickey-mouse; for in 2003 "Mickey" has fallen off the list of the top 1000 names in the US. Donalds of the world can also take comfort in the fact that now, at their lowest ebb, ranked 257th, "Donald" still ranks higher than the highest ranking "Mickey" ever achieved.
Source: Author uglybird

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