Is Little a bad last name?
My friend's last name is Little and she wants to know what you think. Is it a bad last name? People make fun of her and call her short because of her last name, but she is tall. Is Little a bad last name?
- MaxiLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
No surname is a 'bad' surname and it may surprise you but immature people in school make fun of anyone and everyones name or anything else they can...............
This is what one website says BUT any surname is not from a country it is from a language as it is a word and this one is from the English language which influenced three quarters of the worlds countries, so don't just think it is from England or anywhere else in the UK.....
Recorded in several spelings as shown below, this is one of the oldest of English surnames. Originally in ancient times it was a personal name of endearment as in "Little man," and even as a medieval nickname surname, probably did not describe a man of small stature, but the very opposite. This is proven to a large extent by the famous outlaw of Robin Hood fables "Little John," so called because he was a giant of a man. His long bow supposedly seven feet in length, was for many years was to be found at the famous Bolton Arms, at Bolton Abbey, in Wharfedale, Yorkshire. It is also claimed that word was used for the younger of two bearers of the same name, as in the modern and mainly American practice of using "junior" for a son with the same name as the father. Early examples of the surname taken from surviving registers include Lefstan Litle in Feudal Documents of the Danelaw at the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds in the county of Suffolk, whilst Thomas Lytle was recorded in Sussex in the Subsidy Tax rolls of 1296. John and Jane Little were early emigrants to the English colonies of the New World being recorded in the parish of Christchurch, Barbadoes, in 1678. Modern spellings of the surname include Little, Littell, Lytle and Lyttle. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Eadric Little. This was dated 972, in the register of Old English Bynames, for the county of Northamptonshire, during the reign of King Edgar, 959 - 975 a.d. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
- Joyce BLv 77 years ago
Of course it is not a bad name. Names don't have characteristics, people do. Those who make fun of her would find something else to use, if they wanted to. Maybe your friend should get a thicker skin and ignore the bullies. If they don't get a rise out of her, they may stop. This really isn't a genealogy question and you may get better answers in the relationship or society sections.
Little Name Meaning
English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English l¯tel, originally a diminutive of l¯t (see Light 3).Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ (see Begin).Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’.Translation of any of various other European name meaning ‘little’.Source(s): ancestry.com
- 7 years ago
Unless you mean is she a little bad, no. (Sorry, that is my lame humor.)
Little comes from some one way back when who was little, such as John Little in the tales of Robin Hood. Robin, much like myself, liked to turn names around and have fun with them, so he called John Little Little John. (John was a giant, standing more than 7' tall; tell your friend that.)
So, no, little is not a bad name, and any one who harrasses her is not only mean and spiteful but little emotionally.Source(s): life
- 7 years ago
If, you're big than yes.