What is the meaning of your name? Urban Dictionary will tell you what other people think about you… or so they say.
Facebook’s been leading various odd Internet trends in the last month: first was the bra color update game, when women posted the color of their bra to spread breast cancer awareness, then came “Doppelganger Week,” where people changed their profile pictures to celebrities that they marginally resembled. Don’t get me wrong, but the average Jill or Joe doesn’t look like Adriana Lima or Christian Bale.
I couldn’t participate in doppelganger week on Facebook, since there are ZERO legitimate male celebrity redheads. (It’s a conspiracy, like the fluoride in my tap water.) But I can play the Urban Dictionary name definitions game.
The page for Urban Dictionary on Facebook started the trend, by asking people to look up their “name meaning” at UrbanDictionary.com. All you have to do is type in your name and copy the first/second entry onto your Facebook status.
Here’s the thing, though. Since Urban Dictionary is an open site, and anyone can type whatever they want, half of the name definitions are slurs, hate speech, or worse. Seriously, it seems like all the Urban Dictionary name definitions follow a formula: compliment, insult, or joke.
For example, my first Urban Dictionary name meaning is “A kid who is always up to party and have a good time.” But my second is, of course, slang for genitalia. Hilarious.
What does UrbanDictionary list as your name’s meaning?
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