When you hear of ____ you think ____?

What are your associations for these names? I’m trying to narrow my list down so I figured I would see what people think when they see these names. Thank you for any help you give it is appreciated.

Boy names


I posted my girl list on the girl name board it would be awesome of you if you help me out over there also thank you

These are my honest, initial thoughts:

[name_m]Winston[/name_m] - doesn’t seem very wearable
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u] - too geeky
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] - I like this, uncommon but fits right in with current trends
[name_u]Wade[/name_u] - not fond of it at all, I just think of wading
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u] - different vibe to the others, a cool, confident sounding name
[name_u]Logan[/name_u] - works on all ages
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - a classic with go-to nn [name_u]Max[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - a handsome name, but I find it too expected

[name_u]Jameson[/name_u], [name_u]Jensen[/name_u] and [name_u]Logan[/name_u] are my favourites.

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m], [name_u]Jameson[/name_u] and [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] are my favourites, although I prefer [name_u]James[/name_u] on its own.

The other names I don’t care for much, especially [name_u]Logan[/name_u]. With [name_m]Winston[/name_m], I automatically think [name_m]Churchill[/name_m]; with [name_u]Jensen[/name_u], I think of [name_u]Jensen[/name_u] Button (maybe just British perceptions though, idk).

[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] is one of my favorites right now [name_u]Jameson[/name_u] is my husband’s favorite and we both like [name_u]Logan[/name_u]. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think the wolverine association is a big deal with [name_u]Logan[/name_u]?

My top three from your list are: [name_u]Logan[/name_u], [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] then [name_u]Jensen[/name_u]. I don’t know what it’s like elsewhere but in [name_m]Oz[/name_m] people will automatically shorten you name to the most obvious thing so that’s a big consideration for me when thinking names but might not be for you.

[name_m]Winston[/name_m] - [name_m]Churchill[/name_m], politician with big jowls. Not very wearable for the first 60 years. Obvious nn [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] :frowning:
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u] - A retired Football player in Australia. A bit edgier than [name_m]Winston[/name_m] but still not very wearable. Obvious nn [name_f]Wendy[/name_f] :frowning:
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] - The Jetsons cartoon. Lively enough for a child but also mature. Obvious nn [name_f]Jen[/name_f]/[name_f]Jeny[/name_f] :frowning:
[name_u]Wade[/name_u] - I know a few of people around the 50’s and 60’s called this so it still feels very dated and dorky to me.
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u] - A nice twist on the ever popular [name_u]James[/name_u] but not as timeless as the original
[name_u]Logan[/name_u] - X-Men/[name_m]Wolverine[/name_m]. A strong modern name that doesn’t need a nn
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - A bit heavy for a child but it could work especially with the nn [name_u]Max[/name_u] or [name_u]Maxi[/name_u]. I prefer Maxakai though
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - A classic you can’t go wrong with this name unless you dislike your choices to be considered popular or common.

I personally like [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] and [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] from your list.

[name_m]Winston[/name_m] - I think of [name_m]Winston[/name_m] [name_m]Churchill[/name_m] (Pro - he lead [name_m]Britain[/name_m] through WW2, which is what he tends to be remembered for. [name_u]Con[/name_u] - incredibly racist, committed and supported atrocities across the globe). I would stay very clear of it.
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u] - reminds me of a cartoon wizard
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] - fits in with the popular trend
[name_u]Wade[/name_u] - Deadpool’s first name. I’ll let you decide if that’s good or bad!
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u] - surname of my primary school headmaster (who I really didn’t like)
[name_u]Logan[/name_u] - one of the few names I just can’t stand. I’m really sorry, I don’t know why myself.
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - I think of [name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] Smart from the old TV show Get Smart! (a bond parody tv series). Fabulous association!
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - lovely name, I think of a boy I knew growing up who had gorgeous curly blonde hair (and looked a weirdly like [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m], who I also associate the name with)

Great names!

[name_m]Winston[/name_m]… [name_m]Churchill[/name_m]
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u]… Character on Bones
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u]… Supernatural…
[name_u]Wade[/name_u]… [name_u]Kim[/name_u] possible
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u]… [name_f]Jenna[/name_f]
[name_u]Logan[/name_u]… Coach (horse trailer)
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]… [name_m]Sheffield[/name_m] (from the [name_f]Nanny[/name_f] :kissing_heart:)
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]… [name_u]James[/name_u] from What a Girl Wants with [name_f]Amanda[/name_f] Bynes.

When i first made this list [name_m]Winston[/name_m] was my favorite name now [name_u]Wendell[/name_u] and [name_u]Jensen[/name_u] are my favorites thank you for your thoughts on the names it is very helpful.

Thank you i love finding out what other people think when they see these names. Thank you for your thoughts on these.

[name_u]Jameson[/name_u]-[name_m]Wyatt[/name_m], [name_u]Grady[/name_u], [name_u]Emmett[/name_u], [name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_u]Logan[/name_u]-[name_m]Gavin[/name_m], [name_u]Mason[/name_u]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]-[name_m]Maximus[/name_m], [name_u]August[/name_u]

[name_m]Winston[/name_m] - Although I have grown used to it when an acquaintance named their little boy [name_m]Winston[/name_m], I am still not a fan of it. I always think of a dog in a book I once read that made a very bad impression on me.
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u] - I like this name, but my second thought is always the nn [name_f]Wendy[/name_f], which is only for a girl.
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] - When I hear the name [name_u]Jensen[/name_u], I always think of a boy I know who has no arms at all, so although this is not a bad association, I would never use it for my child.
[name_u]Wade[/name_u] - This spelling makes me think of the verb ‘wade’. I prefer [name_m]Wayde[/name_m].
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u] - Reminds me of my second cousin and for me this is not exactly a good association. Prefer the spelling [name_m]Jamieson[/name_m].
[name_u]Logan[/name_u] - Reminds me of a boy I know and this is definitely not a good association either.
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - [name_u]Love[/name_u] it! Always makes me think of my friend’s son, who is absolutely adorable!
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - makes me think of [name_u]Jamie[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - bad association.

[name_m]Winston[/name_m]- [name_m]Churchill[/name_m], 1984, old stodgy politicians
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u]- No strong associations- sounds like some of the names used in the African American community?
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u]- Ackles from Supernatural.
[name_u]Wade[/name_u]- [name_u]Wade[/name_u] and his famous boat Guingelot, a very old English legend that has been lost to history.
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u]- Surname, preppy
[name_u]Logan[/name_u]- My friend’s little 3 year old nephew and [name_m]Wolverine[/name_m]
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]- A pig from a children’s book, a dog name
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]- Twist, [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] and Company, olives

You have a lovely selection of names. Here’s my personal thoughts…

[name_m]Winston[/name_m] - very dapper and full of old school charm; I quite like it… perhaps a bit austere for a young child though… maybe as a middle name??

[name_u]Wendell[/name_u] - I’ve only heard this name once as a character on BONES. I can’t get past that. It kinda nice, but kinda geeky.

[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] - I quite like it. It’s different, and has a strength about it. Can have a nice unique twist with the right middle name.

[name_u]Wade[/name_u] - X-Men. Deadpool. All I can think of. Sorry.

[name_u]Jameson[/name_u] - My jury is a little out on this one, has been for a while. It’s nice, but there is something about it that clunks a little to me…

[name_u]Logan[/name_u] - Again, X-Men. I really like the name, but it will forever be heavily attached to [name_m]Wolverine[/name_m]. This could be a fun association for a little superhero-obsessed little boy, but probably annoying for a teen/adult that will forever have to put up with the cliche (especially if his features are of a similar look).

[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - I quite like it. There’s something simply classic about it.

[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - I’ve been crushing on [name_m]Oliver[/name_m] a lot lately. I love it’s simplistic beauty and charm, but it’s not being overused (at least it doesn’t seem to be). I don’t think you can go wrong with it.

[name_m]Winston[/name_m] - [name_m]Churchill[/name_m], or the cigarette brand
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u] - No association, but sounds a bit geeky to me (sorry)
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] - Makes me think of a really attractive blond surfer for some reason
[name_u]Wade[/name_u] - Dude from the 70s with a mustache
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u] - Whiskey. But I like the nn [name_u]Jamie[/name_u].
[name_u]Logan[/name_u] - Airport. But that’s because I live in [name_m]Boston[/name_m], so if you don’t it shouldn’t be a problem :slight_smile:
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - [name_m]Sheffield[/name_m] from The [name_f]Nanny[/name_f]. I actually really like this name and the nn [name_u]Max[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - Twist. Despite its popularity, I’m still a fan bc I love classic names.

[name_m]Winston[/name_m]: [name_m]Churchill[/name_m], I’m pretty sure there was a [name_m]Winston[/name_m] on some TV show like 7th [name_f]Heaven[/name_f] or Home Improvement, not my favorite W name
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u]: [name_u]Kendall[/name_u], nickname [name_f]Wendy[/name_f]
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u]: The Jetsons
[name_u]Wade[/name_u]: Water, I like this name even though I feel most think of it as not usable right now
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u]: No big associations, [name_u]Love[/name_u] this name
[name_u]Logan[/name_u]: No big associations but very trendy, i love this name
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]: No big associations, a co-workers son, love this name
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]: I know it’s super popular but I like it, no big associations

these are my knee jerk reactions

[name_m]Winston[/name_m]: I think of navy blue, and gold. Initally I see a man in a navy suit with a gold pocket watch. A polite and well mannered person, a serious deposition, perhaps a child who is not really in to sports, but very intelligent and interested in math and sciences.
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u]: a country boy. He is on a dusty farm, a natural with horses. Spends his days outside with the animals. I also see leather (saddles, cowboy boots ect).
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u]: a boy who is more involved in computers and technology. He loves spending his time video gaming.
[name_u]Wade[/name_u]: another country boy name. I see this boy on a cattle ranch. Lots of lush green scenery, again he is on a horse.
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u]: I see greys and blacks against sharp greens. I think of [name_f]Ireland[/name_f]. A masculine study, a boy playing with an atlas. Dark hair and light blue eyes on this handsom kid. I see him being dressed well, in something similar to a school uniform. A very strong name and image to match.
[name_u]Logan[/name_u]: a fair haired kid. [name_u]Sunny[/name_u] days, lazy afternoons, iced tea and hammocks. This kid is very laid back and sunny.
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m]: another strong image. I see forest green and rich browns. A boy who loves spending his mornings playing near a forest and his afternoons wrapped in a warm wool plaid blanket with a book.
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]: another laid back little boy. I see light green. He has light brown hair and brown eyes. I also see rolling hills of Tuscany. I see this kid spending time on an orchard just relaxing, flying kites and lounging.

[name_m]Winston[/name_m] - Nice name, but not very wearable.
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u] - Too dorky for me.
[name_u]Jensen[/name_u] - Handsome, I really like it
[name_u]Wade[/name_u] - Not a fan, makes me think of [name_m]Wayne[/name_m]
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u] - Ok
[name_u]Logan[/name_u] - A bit trendy, but otherwise good
[name_m]Maxwell[/name_m] - My favorite [name_u]Max[/name_u]- name, another one of my favorites from your list
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m] - I also really like it, but it’s pretty popular.