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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

Do you like your name(s)?

2)

What does your name mean?

3)

Why did your parents choose that name for you?

4)

What is the coolest name in the world?

5)

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

6)

What names do you really dislike?

7)

Are boys names better than girls names or is it the other way round?

8)

What are good names to give to pets?

9)

Can you guess the social status of someone in your country from his or her name?

10)

What do you think of old people’s names?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Do you prefer people to call you by your given name of your family name (with Mr, Ms, Miss, Mrs, etc)?

2)

What is the most ridiculous name you’ve ever heard?

3)

Do you have a nickname and do you like it?

4)

What do you think of the idea of naming babies after their parents?

5)

Hyphenated (double-barreled) names are common in English speaking countries. If Mr Pilkington-Smythe married Ms Montague-Smith, the child could be called (Jane/John) Pilkington-Smythe-Montague-Smith. What do you think of this?

6)

What thing in the world you like to be named after you?

7)

What do you think of people naming their children after actors and pop stars?

8)

How many middle names does a person really need?

9)

Do you have problems with your name and legal documents?

10)

Do you think children’s names should be from their culture?


 


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