So one of the comments led me to this great site called Behind the Name. It has all the usual origins of the name, variations, meanings and whatnot - but then there's a COMMENTS section. Which is where everyone just chimes in with their impression of a name, based on nothing but their own stupid gut impulses.
Warning - don't look up your own name if you're feeling a bit fragile, because apparently my name brings to mind the following:
"it makes me picture a very skinny, wrinkly-faced woman with hair dyed way too red and with too much eye make-up and heavily framed glasses""When I hear the name Olga I think of an old witch like lady.""It's strange because it sometimes reminds me of a fair pretty woman, but then again it reminds me of an ugly old lady with warts all over her face and it sometimes reminds me of an ogre..."
My favourite is this gem:
"I hate it. It gives the image of an overweight, dirty, medieval peasant who feasts off raw animal meat and believes chicken bones bring good luck. Pretty unpleasant image, isn't it?"
-- Black_X 5/9/2010
Well, yes, that is an unpleasant image, but it's not in any way embedded into the name. It's an unpleasant image that comes from your unpleasant brain, Black_X. And why does anyone feel the need to share their gross negative opinions, anyway? Oh yeah, that's right - because internets.
The original link in the Jezebel comments was to the section for the name 'Nevaeh' - people have strong feelings about that name, too...