Being a real _(person's name)_
March 3, 2014 3:04 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for first names
that are used to describe a kind of person or that person's actions. For example: if you are accused of being a "Pollyanna", it means you have sort of a blind optimism or more generally harbor a positivity bias (and it's not usually a compliment). What are some other names that are shorthand for character traits?
posted by 2bucksplus to Writing & Language (81 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not looking for movements associated with the last name of a founder. Such a list would be endless.