Your Name Impacts How Others Judge You?

Is I.P. Freely There?Gee, wonder how that Barack Obama guy is doing … Via LiveScience:

Alexandra will get an A in class but Amber won’t. At least, that’s what their peers expect, according to a small new study of the meanings encoded in people’s names.

“The name you give your kid is sort of a proxy for a whole bunch of things in our culture,” study researcher John Waggoner of Bloomberg University of Pennsylvania told LiveScience. Names have been linked to many life choices, including what kind of work people do and how they donate to charity.

Previous studies have shown that what people name their children varies by their socioeconomic status and education level. Waggoner and his colleagues wondered if people’s names affect what others expect of them.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cherryjig7983 Candy Grandpre

    You shouldn’t have to suffer for what your parents decide to name you!

    • SF2K01

      That’s why you’re free to change your name at any time. Ok true, you can’t do it when you’re younger, but what are you gonna do? Call the kid by social security number or something otherwise generic until he has the ability to decide what name he would like best?

      • blur

        I’ve changed my name…. 

        • SF2K01

          Congratulations?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cherryjig7983 Candy Grandpre

    You shouldn’t have to suffer for what your parents decide to name you!

  • John Finch7

    i wonder what waggoner’s parents had in mind when they named him????

    • Brett

      Porter or Lyle ?

  • John Finch7

    i wonder what waggoner’s parents had in mind when they named him????

  • Brett

    Porter or Lyle ?

  • cosmicserpent

    Anyways, what’s a name I can use that would help people perceive me as a sexy confident dude first time round? lol

    • ha

      fabio. lol

    • Grooveboss

      Victor

  • Anonymous

    Anyways, what’s a name I can use that would help people perceive me as a sexy confident dude first time round? lol

  • Anonymous

    That’s why you’re free to change your name at any time. Ok true, you can’t do it when you’re younger, but what are you gonna do? Call the kid by social security number or something otherwise generic until he has the ability to decide what name he would like best?

  • ha

    fabio. lol

  • blur

    I’ve changed my name…. 

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations?

  • Grooveboss

    Victor

  • Meaningofname2

     In the section, Baby Names and Their Meanings, you’ll be able to look up names based on what they mean. As everyone knows names have a wide and expansive background, with rich histories in their meaning. 

  • Anonymous

     In the section, Baby Names and Their Meanings, you’ll be able to look up names based on what they mean. As everyone knows names have a wide and expansive background, with rich histories in their meaning. 

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