Do baby names predict if your child will end up in prison?
If you want to keep your kids out of jail, avoid these baby names at all cost!
If you want to keep your kids out of jail, avoid these baby names at all cost – Alec, Ernest, Garland, Ivan, Kareem, Luke, Malcom, Preston, Tyrell, and Walter.
A study of 15,000 names given to boys born between 1987 and 1991 found that the names above are the most likely to land a boy in jail!
According to the study, the more unusual, feminine or oddball a name, the more likely the boy is to end up a committing a crime.While they aren’t sure why boys with awkward names may end up in jail, but they think that a lifetime of merciless teasing may prime an oddly-named boy to be an outcast, or to have low self-esteem.
In a similar vein, a 1993 study that showed boys who have strange spellings of common first names (read Patric, Geoffrey) are less likely to be upstanding and successful; a 2001 study showing that boys are judged for their moral character and masculinity by their first names; and a University of Michigan study that stated, “having an unusual first name leads to unfavorable reactions in others, which then leads to unfavorable evaluations of the self.”
That said, parents to be, if you are thinking of going for a unique/interesting name, think long and hard. You might be better off sticking to a vanilla flavoured name!
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