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What do you think of the name Scarlett ?

Asked by partyrock (3870points) January 19th, 2012

Do you like the name Scarlett ?

What comes to mind when you hear this ?

Do you think it’s a good name for a girl ?

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bongo's avatar

Makes me think of the game Cluedo.
Oh now its made me think of Captain Scarlet (is indestructible)

Its a nice name I suppose, although I don’t know anyone with that name.

mazingerz88's avatar

Too Hollywood?

gailcalled's avatar

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

wundayatta's avatar

It’s a hooker name.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

My daughter’s husband has a 3-year-old named Scarlett from a previous relationship. I don’t care for the name – sounds kind of corny. Maybe if she had black hair, fair skin and blue eyes, but she is a strawberry blonde. It wouldn’t be my choice of names for sure.

SuperMouse's avatar

O’Hara, Johanssen, and fever are the first things that come to my mind. I do think it is an unusual and rather pretty name. Check out this page.

Hain_roo's avatar

I think it’s a name that might draw in some teasing. Think of nicknames that kids could pull from it. Scarface and Scary come to mind.- But that’s just me ;)

zenvelo's avatar

It’s a beautiful name for a beautiful woman. It almost seems like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Aster's avatar

I’d love it for a cat or a small , fuzzy dog but not for a baby girl. It’s too, too damning? LOL !! And of course it brings to mind Scarlet O’Hara. Too pretentious .

Pandora's avatar

Its unfortunate. Kids can be cruel and many in elementary school will shorten it to Scar from the Lion King. As for my generation I think of Scarlett from gone with the wind. Which will leave me to wonder just how much in common will she have with the actual character. I knew one child who was named scarlett and she also didn’t look like the character from either movies but she had the character down of both.
You become what people expect.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I think she would get very tired of people not giving a damn. That joke would follow her everywhere.

WestRiverrat's avatar

First thing I think of is Strip Clubs, seems there is always at least one Scarlett working them.

SpatzieLover's avatar

My precise first thought: Color red.

BandanaMike's avatar

Fake. If someone told me that was their name. I would immediately think they are lying and not telling me their real name. Scarlett sounds fake.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I think of the Scarlett letter. But it’s a nice name.

CWOTUS's avatar

Wow. No one else thought of this beauty?

babybadger's avatar

I personally don’t like it, but that’s just me.

marinelife's avatar

Not really. I think of Scarlets as femme fatales.

SpatzieLover's avatar

(self edited…I see @Simone said it)

keobooks's avatar

There’s a reason nobody want to name their daughter Cleopatra or name their son Tarzan. Those are larger than life names and no matter how big and famous you get, people will think about the original Cleopatra or Tarzan when they hear that name spoken rather than you.

I think Scarlett is on the border with that. Up to you in the end. Better Scarlett than yet another Sophia right now.

Zaku's avatar

I don’t like the double T’s at the end. That part seems dumb (even though it’s been done for a long time). Otherwise, I’d like it.

bkcunningham's avatar

I had a friend whose little Yorkie was named Scarlett from Vivien Leigh’s role in Gone With the Wind, Katie Scarlett O’Hara. I think it sounds very mature and is a lovely name. Mick Jagger’s daughter’s name is Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I had a cat named Elvis for many years, but I would still not call my son Elvis. Ha-ha!

janbb's avatar

It seems to be the trendy name du jour. I know two very young Scarletts. I personally don’t like naming people after movie stars. When I was a young librarian, there were 4 Farrahs in the storytime group. And now they are stuck with that name.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

It strikes me as a color, not a name. I prefer classic names, though, so my opinion probably means very little on the matter.

Blueroses's avatar

I like the name and I wouldn’t hesitate to give it to a golden retriever puppy. For a human child, not so much. Scarlett does seem to have joined other previously pedigreed names like Brandy, Crystal and Tiffany in the pseudonyms of exotic workers.

HungryGuy's avatar

“Frankly Scarlett, I don’t give a hydro-electric power plant.”

6rant6's avatar

It’s an infinitely superior name to: “Burnt Umber,” “Blood Red,” and “Milky White.”

SuperMouse's avatar

@6rant6 but it can’t hold a candle to “Raw Umber”.

CWOTUS's avatar

And an entirely different gender from Carmine.

6rant6's avatar

I’ve decided I like Scarlet. Nice name to yell out… either way.

And it just takes one person to rehabilitate a name. Like Naomi, or Tiffany, or… wait… Didn’t Scarlet Johannsen already rehabilitate it? I’m sure I saw that in wikipedia somewhere.

Sunny2's avatar

I think it has a negative tinge to it. As do Amber (Forever Amber), Lucretia (Borgia), Circe (I haven’t seen that one around, ever, for good reason.)

6rant6's avatar

@Sunny2 “Sunny”

LezboPirate's avatar

Makes me think of sluts and old ladies.
Maybe a slutty old lady.

Aethelwine's avatar

lezbopirate talkin’ about slutty old ladies made me giggle

Kardamom's avatar

First I think of the book “The Scarlett Letter” not exactly a good or positive connotation. Secondly, I think of Scarlett O’Hara from “Gone with the Wind” not exactly a positive connotation. Thirdly, I think of Scarlett Johannson. Very pretty, good actress, but the first 2 connotations add up to a negative for me.

Even though the color is beautiful, the name sounds very promiscuous and slutty. Plus your daughter, or who ever else ends up with this name will always have at least 2 of these connotations attributed to her.

I used to work with a girl named Scarlett, who was neither slutty or promiscuous, but she couldn’t escape the constant comarisons and stupid questions as to “Why did your parents name you Scarlett?”

Sunny2's avatar

@6rant6 Good thing it isn’t really my name.
@LezboPirate That’s it. I live in a boathouse and wear nothing but a bright flowered, sleezy wrap and flipflops. Want to come over for a drink?

OpryLeigh's avatar

It’s pretty but it seems to be getting more and more popular so it would be one I would avoid. My full time job includes booking kids onto after school courses etc so I get a general idea of what names are popular with different age groups. Recently names like Isabelle, Imogen and Anabelle have been really popular with the 4–6 age bracket but I have noticed that Scarlett and Ruby are starting to join them!

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Like @Leanne1986 I work at a school so I can see the trends in names. Right now its Alyssa, Aleigha, Ausha, Alayna, Aleea. Ugh! And please, no more Jayden’s for boys. Scarlett is still pretty rare, but I just don’t care for it.

OpryLeigh's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt If you don’t mind me asking, where are you from? None of the names you mentioned are popular here – I have never heard of Ausha!

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

I live in Utah. Not only are there girls here in the high school with these names, but my children’s friends are giving their new babies these names. I don’t know when it became fashionable to give girls names that begin and end with “A”, but my darling son named his daughter Alyssa. I tried so hard to convince him to name her Grace, but he said it sounded like an old lady.

6rant6's avatar

I prefer Scarlet to any of these: Aphazha, Altimetre, Annjyna, or Aspik

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Oh, I forgot Azure!

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

And Anastasia, Anesthesia, Annaconda, Arachnophobia, Allure, Alexandria, Alexis, Asia, Alisa, Alisha.

Do you know what I think is happening? I think young parents are going to web sites for baby names and don’t have the patience to read beyond the “A” section.

LezboPirate's avatar

I don’t think Grace sounds like an old lady. I think it sounds like a tiny little girl, dressed in white, blowing bubbles and jumping rope.

Right before Freddy shows up, of course..

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@LezboPirate That was my vision, too (besides the Freddy thing!) I so wanted to be able to say “I am going to pick up Gracie from school” or “I am taking Gracie shopping.” When I was a tweenie, my friend down the road was named Grace (Gracie) and she was so pretty with long, light brown, wavy hair.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Just a side note; I was reading the news on CNN (Nancy Grace) and came across two separate cases involving little girls. Their names are Ayla and Aliahna.

I certainly hope the best for these little girls, but really – what is the deal with this trend in “A” names?

WestRiverrat's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt Only thing I can think of is the parents are too tired to turn the pages of the book of names and pick one from the front of the book.

JessyJess's avatar

Good old name for a girl!

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