Atta Ikede

October 4, 2008

Cute names vs trendy names

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 11:08 am

I watched Eagle Eye last weekend.

There’s a cute kid in the movie –> his name is Sam. He’s like a hostage and his mom has to do things in order to save him.

The kid himself was pretty cute and the cuteness is amplified by several slightly touching moments like when the mom gets a call on her cell and says “oh, it’s the only man in my life i’ve ever loved… my little boy sam”, and all her female friends go “awwww”.


Anyway, I was thinking … would it have been equally cute if the kid had been named Brody, Tripp or Chet? Does “little chet” conjure up the same image as “little sam”? No, I don’t think so.

Here’s my hypothesis: when a kid in the movie has to be the cute character, they have to give him a cute name like Joey, Sam or Billy, but when a kid in the movie has to be the edgy or main character, they can give him more of a trendy name like Brett or Chase.


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