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[资料分享] 【转载】英文电影与最不被信任的英文名

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发表于 2009-11-21 11:58 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
本帖最后由 wenxtfwen 于 2009-11-25 23:46 编辑

据本周一公布的一项调查显示,达缅、米拉和凯莉是英国人最惧怕和最不信任的名字,因为它们和迷信以及一些不吉利的说法有关。

该调查显示了电视剧和小说影响到人们对名字的看法。这项调查受华纳家庭视频公司委托开展,共有2000名英国人参加,其目的是为电视剧《邪恶力量第四季》DVD第二卷的发布进行宣传。

“达缅”这个名字在调查中居首,十名受访者中有九人因为联想到20世纪70年代的电影《凶兆》中魔鬼之子而感到不安。仅次于达缅的是米拉,83%的受访者对其心存迷信,这可能是因为该名让人联想到英国连环杀手米拉-新德利。紧随达缅和米拉的是另外两部著名恐怖电影中的名字——凯莉(1976年影片,由茜茜-斯派塞克主演)和罗丝玛丽(影片《魔鬼怪婴》,由罗曼.波兰斯基导演)以及《圣经》中背叛耶稣基督的犹大。四分之三的受访者称,他们会尽量避免与名叫达缅的人约会,66%的女性受访者说给她们忌讳用自己上学时讨厌的某个同学或是前男友的名字给孩子起名。
超过三分之一的受访者认为老师在打分时往往会偏向那些名字好听的孩子,70%的人说他们会依据一个人的名字来判断他的生活方式和性格。
十大不吉利名字排行榜:
1) 达缅 90%
2) 米拉 83%
3) 凯莉 76%
4) 罗丝玛丽 73%
5) 犹大 69%
6) 阿道夫 65%
7) 潘多拉 63%
8) 里根 60%
9) 萨马拉 50%
10)伯里斯 41%

Damien, Myra and Carrie are Britain's most feared and mistrusted names due to superstitious and dark associations, according to a survey on Monday.

The poll of 2,000 Britons -- commissioned by Warner Home Video to publicize the release of television series Supernatural Season 4: Volume 2 on DVD -- showed the effects of television and fiction on the way that people view names.

Damien topped the poll with nine out of 10 respondents uneasy about the associations with the devil child from the 1970s film "The Omen". Myra, was the next most feared and distrusted name at 83 percent, potentially due to associations with British serial killer Myra Hindley, the survey said.That was followed by two other prominent horror film names Carrie (a 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek), Rosemary ("Rosemary's Baby", directed by Roman Polanski) and Judas, who the Bible says betrayed Jesus Christ.

Three quarters of respondents said they would avoid dating someone with the name Damien and 66 percent of women said they were superstitious about naming a child after someone they hated at school or an ex-boyfriend.

More than a third of respondents said they believed that teachers gave higher marks to children with attractive names and 70 percent of people said they would pass judgment about a person's lifestyle and character based on their name.
A top 10 list of superstitious names follows:
1) Damien 90 pct
2) Myra 83 pct
3) Carrie 76 pct
4) Rosemary 73 pct
5) Judas 69 pct
6) Adolf 65 pct
7) Pandora 63 pct
8) Regan 60 pct
9) Samara 50 pct
10) Boris 41 pct

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发表于 2009-11-26 17:22 | 显示全部楼层
犹大是一个不信任的名字,这很好理解
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