I don't think names have to fit. I know a lot of examples.
Two of the three girls named Juliana
that I know are into sports. One only does more mild sports, but the other is a soccer star who plays quite rough - she did with me in my gym class! They do have girls' hairstyles, but the second Juliana
is not that into fashion unless it's athletic. And even the third Juliana
, the one who's not into sports, isn't exceptionally frilly.
I also know a Billie
(real name, no nickname) who is a real fashionista. And she looks completely feminine. And she hates pretty much every sport. There's no denying this girl being a girly girl.
I know a guy named Bradley
who isn't a jock in the least. He does like sports, but he's average. Usually, I see Bradley
as a jock name.
One of my friends is named Jayden
. Yes, Jayden
. His older sister is Autumn
. His family is not lower-class at all - his parents both went to college, and they were about 30 when they had him (in contrast to what one would expect). I admit they're very into pop culture, and they didn't exactly go to the best colleges, but they're not trashy. And a lot of people may associate the name with Britney
Spears' son, who is blond, but my friend is darker than I am. On the other extreme, I know an Alice
who really fits the "bogan" stereotype.Age
also affects it too. I know a woman who is close to 100 whose name is Amanda
. I do realise that Amanda
is a very old name, but most of us would probably associate it with people born in the 80s and 90s. I also know a 16 year old guy named Walter
and a 21 year old woman named Virginia
It happens with ethnic names too. I have a relative named Jamal
who has very light skin. A lot of people see Jamal
as an exclusively black name.