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Need your FIRST thought

Ok, I am going to list a few names, and without looking at what other posters' comments, can you tell me the first thing you think of when you hear/see them?

I would really REALLY appreciate your help!  Thank you!

Alden

Arthur

Jasper

Orrin

Julius

Sebastian

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  • Alden - No

    Arthur -  Yes Nice classic.  A family name on my husband's side, so a definite possible mn for us.

    Jasper - No

    Orrin - No

    Julius - Caeser?  No

    Sebastian -  Yes Very cute.

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  • Alden- smart, sophisticated

    Jasper- worldly intellect

    Sebastian-preppy (in a good way)

    Arthur- old man

    Orrin- Israeli

    Julius- Caesar

  • Alden--this is my cousin's kid's name.. he's a chubby little redneck kid. So, that's what I think of. hehe. Sorry.

    Arthur - Bea Arthur, or an old man

    Jasper - I don't hate this one. I'm imagining jazz hands though. No idea why.

    Orrin- My first thought was Orvis--the fishing catalog. But I don't dislike it.

    Julius --Orange Julius

    Sebastian --The Little Mermaid



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  • I really need your initial thought or association, not whether you like it or not.  My husband and I are deep in an argument on a couple of these names and it has to do with what people think of when they hear the name.

     Thank you!

  • Alden - no

    Arthur - old - not my style at all

    Jasper - reminds me of the friendly ghost although he was Casper

    Orrin - no

    Julius - no

    Sebastian - the only name I like on your list 

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    Ok, I am going to list a few names, and without looking at what other posters' comments, can you tell me the first thing you think of when you hear/see them?

    I would really REALLY appreciate your help!  Thank you!

    Alden = for some reason I think Southern.

    Arthur = King

    Jasper= Twilight

    Orrin= Makes me think of Orson Wells

    Julius= Ceasar, I am a big fan of Julius and Julian

    Sebastian= Ryan Phillippe in Cruel Intentions, I actually really like this name.  

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  • Alden - some guy from The Real World

    Arthur - King Arthur, or the kid's books about Arthur

    Jasper - This is the only one I like, I have a friend with a little boy named Jasper

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Orrin - Nothing comes to mind, but it's NMS

    Julius - Caesar, or Orange Julius

    Sebastian - the crab from The Little Mermaid

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    image Mneme:

    Alden--it was a library at the college I went to and it sounds like an old man

    Arthur--the animal from the childrens books

    Jasper--reminds me of Kasper the ghost

    Orrin--nothing comes to mind

    Julius--Orange Julius. Yum.

    Sebastian--the lobster or whatever it was from the Little Mermaid

    Sorry, the names just aren't my style, but I do like Orrin!

  • image Mneme:

    I really need your initial thought or association, not whether you like it or not.  My husband and I are deep in an argument on a couple of these names and it has to do with what people think of when they hear the name.

     Thank you!

    Okay then

    Julius - the orange smoothy place

    Jasper - Casper

    Orrin - I picture it more for a cat, there was a cat I knew named with a name similar

    Arden - Elizabeth Arden, perfume 

    Sebastian - Bach 

    Arthur - the 80 year old drunk who comes into my place of business and never buttons more then 3 buttons to his shirt.  

    ETA - oops its Alden, not Arden but still I will go that I thought it was Arden and that is close enough.  

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  • Alden- nms

    Arthur- old fashioned but nice

    Jasper- LOVE

    Orrin- Different but not bad, it has a nice ring to it.

    Julius- nms

    Sebastian- nms (makes me think of Sebastian the crab from little mermaid)

  • image Mneme:

    I really need your initial thought or association, not whether you like it or not.  My husband and I are deep in an argument on a couple of these names and it has to do with what people think of when they hear the name.

     Thank you!

    I didn't have any associations with some of them, which is why I just told you whether or not I liked it.  I told you that my first thought about Arthur is that it is a nice classic name and family name for us and that Julius makes me think "Caesar".  The others have no instant associations for me.

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  • Alden- reminds me of that actor Alden Alda (I think his name was Alden)- the guy that was on MASH anyway.

    Arthur- reminds me of an old guy or that nerdy whiney cartoon Arthur

    Jasper- I love the name but it reminds me of Twilgiht (not that its a bad thing- just as long as isn't actually named after that charactor)

    Orrin- Sounds like an old name. not an old man name- but just an old name

    Julius- 1st thing that pops in my mind is Ceasar.

    Sebastian- reminds me of the crab from The Little Mermaid and also the lead singer from Skid Row.

  • Alden - mens shoes

    Arthur - medieval knight

    Jasper - dog from Chuck E Cheese

    Orrin - from Eragon

    Julius - Caesar

    Sebastian - from Cruel Intentions

  • Alden= Astronaut

    Arthur= Aardvark

    Jasper= Southerner

    Orrin= Oreo Cookie

    Julius= Caesar

    Sebastian= Bach/Crab

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  • You asked for first thoughts, so these are mine:

    Alden - didn't even know this was a name

    Arthur - http://pbskids.org/arthur/friends/arthur/index.html

    Jasper - Ick! Bad association - guy from high school.

    Orrin - never heard it, but nms

    Julius - Caesar

    Sebastian - love it! I think of an adorable 1 year old that was in my Infant Room when I worked at a daycare while in college.

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    Alden- reminds me of that actor Alden Alda (I think his name was Alden)- the guy that was on MASH anyway.

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  • Alden ? No I like the name Alder, though

    Arthur ? Yes

    Jasper ? Yes

    Orrin ? No

    Julius ? No

    Sebastian ? Yes

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    Alden - a last name

    Arthur - movie about a drunk or the aardvark children's character

    Jasper - Twilight

    Orrin - dislike.  Old man name?

    Julius - Orange or Caesar.  I like Julian though!

    Sebastian - the crab in the Little Mermaid.  But I love the name!

    I didn't look at anyone else's responses yet.

  • Alden - cute, but makes me think about Aldi the Grocery store

    Arthur - King Arthur and mike get the NN Art or Artie

    Jasper - Twilight series

    Orrin - Old man.  My cleaning ladies husbands name is Olin.  Makes me think of hin

    Julius - Orange

    Sebastian - Lobster (or was he a crab) and Cruel Intentions (Ryan Phillipe's character)

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    Alden - Not a thing comes to mind. I like the name though.

    Arthur -  My grandfather's name (nn was Art)

    Jasper - I wish I could use it but DH would never let me. (yes that was the first thing that came to mind lol)

    Orrin - Is that a name?

    Julius - Caesar

    Sebastian - The crab from The Little Mermaid

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  • Alden - the painter from Murphy Brown

    Arthur - NMS

    Jasper - I like this name

    Orrin - NMS

    Julius - would prefer Julian/Julien

    Sebastian - LOVE this name, the best one on the list for me

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    Alden - Rev. Alden from Little House on the PrairieArthur  - The movie with Dudley MooreJasper - The guy that broke Kate Winslet's heart in The HolidayOrrin - FattyJulius - Orange Julius (now I want one)Sebastian - My friend's cat (I really love this name though, and it's definitely my favorite in your list) 
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  • Love Arthur and Jasper.

    Sebastian is solid.

    Not a fan of Orrin or Alden.

    Julius - I am having a hard time deciding how I feel about this one!?

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  • Alden-an old man

    Arthur-nms

    Jasper-could possibly be okay

    Orrin-akward

    Julius-okay, but I think of a violin player

    Sebastian-nms

  • NMS.....(none of them)
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    Alden - nothing I'd use, but I kind of like it

    Arthur - okay if a family name, but I don't particularly like

    Jasper - like it

    Orrin - like it, but much prefer the spelling Oren

    Julius - Caesar.  I love Julian, though.

    Sebastian - I know this is sort of trendy name that a lot of people like right now, but it's just very feminine sounding to me.  NMS.

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  • Alden - Never heard of this name...I like it since it sounds unisex & unique. It means fiery.

    Arthur - Reminds me of the aardvark on PBS and in the books :)

    Jasper - Casper the ghost...

    Orrin - Again, never heard of this name...I like it though.

    Julius - I knew someone growing up with this name...he was a piano prodigy :)

    Sebastian - The red crab from Little Mermaid

  • image Mneme:

    Ok, I am going to list a few names, and without looking at what other posters' comments, can you tell me the first thing you think of when you hear/see them?

    I would really REALLY appreciate your help!  Thank you!

    Alden - bad/made up

    Arthur - old man

    Jasper - racoon from Little House on the Prairie

    Orrin - Orrin Hatch

    Julius - Cesar

    Sebastian - love it

  • Alden: A pervy guy I used to work with who had a pebble stuck in his hand.

    Arthur: My grandpa & uncles' name.

    Jasper: a dog's name.

    Orrin: no thoughts on this one.

    Julius: Orange Julius.

    Sebastian: the crab (or whatever he was) on The Little Mermaid.

    ETA: that was kinda fun.  I didn't look at any responses before I posted, and it's interesting to see how common the associations are.

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  • First thoughts that popped into head, here you go!

    Alden - hmm, my cousin's boyfriend's name. Makes me think of Alden Brown.

    Arthur - Oi. The king or the bear?

    Jasper - *facepalm* Not another Twilight name!

    Orrin - Orrin???

    Julius - Caesar.

    Sebastian - Unda da seeeeaa...


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