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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20 Comments on "Your Name Impacts How Others Judge You?"

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

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

    • 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?

  3. John Finch7 | Jun 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm |

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

  4. John Finch7 | Jun 4, 2011 at 8:52 am |

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

  5. Porter or Lyle ?

  6. Anonymous | Jun 4, 2011 at 7:21 pm |

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

  7. cosmicserpent | Jun 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm |

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

  8. Anonymous | Jun 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm |

    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?

  9. fabio. lol

  10. I’ve changed my name…. 

  11. Anonymous | Jun 5, 2011 at 11:05 am |

    Congratulations?

  12. Grooveboss | Jun 7, 2011 at 4:32 am |

    Victor

  13. Anonymous | Aug 20, 2011 at 5:11 am |

     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. 

  14. Meaningofname2 | Aug 20, 2011 at 1:11 am |

     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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