Monday, December 1, 2014

Name Madness 2014 - Round 1

I narrowed down the names of hundreds of actors and actresses to 64 contenders (32 girls and 32 boys). I hope you like my picks! They were put in alphabetical order and then the match-ups were set by putting the first against the last, much like March Madness rankings. I am so in love with how the match-ups fell. Some are perfectly matched (Basil vs. Rock) and some are just hard to choose (Audrey vs. Viola)... for me, anyway!

Where did the names come from? Here is a quick rundown of the contenders...

Angelina - Angelina Jolie
Annette - Annette Bening, Annette Funicello
Audrey - Audrey Hepburn
Ava - Ava Gardner
Bette - Bette Davis, Bette Midler (pronounced differently)
Carole - Carole Landis, Carole Lombard
Dorothy - Dorothy Dalton, Dorothy Dandridge, Dorothy Gish, Dorothy Lamour, Dorothy Malone
Drew - Drew Barrymore
Ethel - Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Merman, Ethel Waters
Gilda - Gilda Gray
Ginger - Ginger Rogers
Greer - Greer Garson, Jane Greer
Greta - Greta Garbo
Gwyneth - Gwyneth Paltrow
Halle - Halle Berry
Harlow - Jean Harlow
Hattie - Hattie McDaniel
Ingrid - Ingrid Bergman
Jayne - Jayne Mansfield
Julie - Julie Andrews
June - June Allyson, June Lockhart
Loretta - Loretta Young
Marlene - Marlene Dietrich
Monroe - Marilyn Monroe
Rita - Rita Hayworth, Rita Moreno
Sally - Sally Field
Sandra - Sandra Bullock
Thelma - Thelma Todd
Veronica - Veronica Lake
Viola - Viola Dana, Viola Davis
Vivien - Vivien Leigh
Winona - Winona Ryder

Alec - Alec Baldwin, Alec Guinness
Basil - Basil Rathbone
Burgess - Burgess Meredith
Charlton - Charlton Heston
Chase - Chevy Chase
Clark - Clark Gable
Colin - Colin Farrell, Colin Firth
Cooper - Gary Cooper, Jackie Cooper
Dean - Dean Jagger, Dean Martin, Dean Stockwell, James Dean
Denzel - Denzel Washington
Diesel - Vin Diesel
Errol - Errol Flynn
Gable - Clark Gable
Gregory - Gregory Peck
Harrison - Harrison Ford, Rex Harrison
Heath - Heath Ledger
Hudson - Rock Hudson
Hugh - Hugh Grant, Hugh Jackman
Humphrey - Humphrey Bogart
Keaton - Buster Keaton, Michael Keaton
Kiefer - Kiefer Sutherland
Laurence - Laurence Olivier
Marlon - Marlon Brando
Montgomery - Montgomery Clift, Robert Montgomery
Olivier - Laurence Olivier
Orlando - Orlando Bloom
Orson - Orson Welles
Quinn - Anthony Quinn
Rex - Rex Allen, Rex Harrison
Rhys - Rhys Ifans, John Rhys-Davies, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Rock - Rock Hudson
Spencer - Spencer Tracy

You have until Sunday, December 7 to vote. Please vote only once and for only one name in each match. Winners of Round 1 and the ballot for Round 2 should be published on Monday, December 8. Have fun!



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