What Makes a Sexy Name?
What is the sexiest name you can think of? Is a sexy name inextricably linked to a sexy person? Can a sexy person have a decidedly unsexy name? And on the flip side, can an unsexy person have a super sexy appellation? These are the thoughts on our mind as March nears its end and spring fever kicks in.
Help us in this sexy name investigation! What names come to your mind as you read this? The Free Dictionary reminds us of sexy's official definition: highly appealing or interesting, attractive; arouses interest.
To help kick-start our thoughts, here are some names that strike us as sexy -- contenders for Sexiest Name. These names come from actors and actors of today and yesterday. They are deliberately not in chronological order, as a little test. Can you tell which names come from days past? Here's why we ask -- we're wondering if name-sexiness is a non-changing standard, a classic, or if sexy standards change from decade to decade, year to year, or even day to day.
Sexy Women Names:
Marlee Matlin, Ingrid Bergman, Angelina Jolie, Vivien Leigh, Bessie Love, Diana Ross, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Jessica Lange, Greta Garbo, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liv Ullmann, Sophia Loren, Angela Bassett, Marion Cotillard, Scarlett Johansson, Olivia de Havilland, Piper Laurie, Ann-Margret, Demi Moore, Marlene Dietrich, Farrah Fawcett, Claudette Colbert, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Tina Turner, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Faye Dunaway, Sigourney Weaver, Anjelica Huston, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner, Isabella Rossellini, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe
Sexy Men Names:
Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, Jude Law, Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, Adrien Brody, Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Marcello Mastroianni, Warren Beatty, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Cooper, Sidney Poitier, Javier Bardem, Rock Hudson, Johnny Depp, Eriq La Salle, Spike Jonze, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Savion Glover, James Cagney, Richard Burton, James Earl Jones, José Ferrer, John Wayne, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Steve McQueen
What do you think -- can you separate the name out from your mind's eye image of the performer? Is it obvious which names belong to which era? Who did we forget? Check out Baby Name Wizard's Name Finder to discover more names and see which ones -- celeb and non-celeb -- strike you as sexy.
Tells us your top three contenders for Sexiest Name. Clint Eastwood and Sophia Loren are catching our eye at the moment as solid, strong and sexy.