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MissMonteCarlo
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Posted on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 11:10

I was looking at a friends post on FB. Research had been carried out on the impact a name could have on a child's success in life.  For instance they had names of people who attended Oxford University between 2008-2013. Names such as Eleanor, Anna, Peter and Simon were more common there than names such as Paige, Shannon and Reece.

However, like all studies I believe there to be more factors at play here.

 

Your thoughts?

 

Sarah :-)



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Posted on Mon, May 05, 2014 03:34

Lovely photo and well done on your success.

 

Sarah :-)



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Posted on Sun, Apr 27, 2014 07:46

I was named T Royal...I was born to write and named for ROYALTIES!!  and I turned out to be an Author!

 

 

 

 


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Posted on Sat, Apr 26, 2014 06:06

Ha yes, I looked up that song. Very funny! :-)

 

Yes people with different backgrounds do tend to choose different clusters of names. I had to laugh the other day there was this posh London guy on the tv and he make reference to his daughter who was named Clemontina. I'm like wow she is most definitely destined for Oxford or Cambridge. hehe

 

Sarah :-)

 



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Posted on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 17:56

There was a study done of black kids with very ethnic sounding names (Shaniqua, Laquisha etc.) and they found those kids did far worse in school than black kids with more traditional names. In fact, very few of them went to college and all were more likely to encounter racisim in the hiring process.

 

What was left open to debate and I think the same thing comes in to play here is this:  A parent who would name a child Eleanor or Anna would be a different kind of parent than one who would name a child Bambi or Candi and as a consequence, its very likely the name has less to do with the childs success than the enviornment the child is raised in.

 



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Posted on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 22:34

  As soon as I saw the title I knew the answer but bill got it first.  "Bill or George, Anything but Sue!"



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Posted on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 05:24

It might be appropriate to research why anyone would fund such a study.  Does anyone know someone named Eleanor?  I do believe that if you name a kid Apple, Plum or Peach they might become a fruit.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 19:54

Been there...Done that...L.R.&MEGZ....!



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Posted on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 16:36

It may be a little before your time, Sarah but Johnny Cash had a hit song named ""A Boy Named Sue."" that might answer your question. I am sure you can find it on U Toob... 



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