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What things come to your mind when you hear the name Grant?

Asked by partyrock (3870points) December 18th, 2012

What do you think of the name Grant for a boy? Do you like it? What does it remind of you? Just like to hear everyone’s opinions on names :) Do you like the name Alexander better? Thanks

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gailcalled's avatar

I have a step-son whose name is. curiously, Alexander Grant. I love him.

Jeruba's avatar

I think of the literal meaning of the word ‘grant.’

jaytkay's avatar

I think of $5.00 US.

I like the name.

Jeruba's avatar

Do you mean the fifty, @jaytkay?

zenvelo's avatar

My first thought was Grant Wood (positive).
My second thought was Ulysses S. (positive)
My third was Hugh Grant (mixed).

So, overall pretty good name, I hope it goes well with the Last Name.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

High school buddy, he had two brothers and a sister.

jaytkay's avatar

@Jeruba Yes, I meant fifty.

Jeez, I’m from Illinois, you’d think I would know Grant from Lincoln

Unbroken's avatar

Grant Alexander has a distinct air to it. Alex as a first name I wouldn’t do but that might be because of the Alex and Alexia Lexie’s I know.

Or because it bears a resembalance to Alexander the Great. Oh hey Xander… total Buffy moment. I never actually met a Xander, or a Buffy Willow Or Angel for that matter. Maybe that is why Seth didn’t belong, his name was too nomral.

Moving along. Yes Grant Alexander or the opposite.

wundayatta's avatar

The first thing I think about is Grant’s tomb. The second is a boy who used to be a piano student with my son’s teacher.

glacial's avatar

My college roommate’s first boyfriend. He looked like a cross between Rick Astley and Tony Robbins. Wow, was he annoying.

Supacase's avatar

Ulysses S. Grant was my initial thought.

Now that I know the context, I think it is a nice first name for a boy. It sounds strong, isn’t overly used and isn’t way out in left field. I like Alexander, but I think I prefer Grant.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Hugh Grant
Cary Grant
Ulysses S Grant
Pell Grant

Grant is a good name, I like it. Alexander Grant makes me think of Alexander Graham Bell. I like Grant Alexander.

gailcalled's avatar

My step-son, Alexander Grant, goes by Grant.

AmWiser's avatar

It’s a nice strong name. Hearing it makes me think of ‘grant me a wish’...

Coloma's avatar

I think of government grants and how I wish the government would grant me a grant to observe the daily life cycle of Chinese Geese. haha

dxs's avatar

Ulysses S. Grant was first. Then a person I know whose name is grant.

gondwanalon's avatar

Free money.

partyrock's avatar

@gailcalled Wow what a coincidence, and a great name! I love those two names together, his parents have good taste :) Love it

ucme's avatar

Judy, Judy.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Eastenders I don’t watch it but my mum did when I was living with her and there was a character called Grant Mitchell.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Ulysses. Also a loser I know named Grant.

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