D Is For Danielle (Or Dani, Who's Apparently Kinda Judgey)Anna North9/18/09 5:00pmFiled to: the name gameName GameDanielleDaniellesNamesJudgesdaniDannyDani beckDanielle EvansDanielle Steeldannii minogueDani californiaAppicGettypicTop932EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDanielle has always seemed like a non-confrontational name to me, but some of its variants (namely Dani or Danny) might help you get ahead in the legal profession.The Danielles I've known have usually been pretty nice, and while I don't think the name is as saintly as Beth, to me it has a certain wholesome quality. Danielle plays soccer or maybe field hockey. She wears her hair in a ponytail — sometimes she chews gum, but she never snaps it. She might at some point have starred in a public service announcement about exercise or eating fruits and vegetables. She's not as popular as Courtney, but she has plenty of friends, and she does well in school. I'm just realizing that all of my examples of typical Danielle behavior come from high school, which is maybe where all my name stereotypes — and my assumptions about all things social — were formed. And to give you an idea of how flimsy those stereotypes are, the Danielles in one Jezebel editor's life have been "snotty and haughty and rude" or "pushy/emotional/desperate/annoying."