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People with unfortunate names more likely be abused and get ill reports Dave Hitler
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01-05-2012 10:57 AM

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People with unfortunate names more likely be abused and get ill reports Dave Hitler
Forget mere playground jeers. A poorly chosen baby name can lead to a lifetime of neglect, reduced relationship opportunities, lower self-esteem, a higher likelihood of smoking and diminished education prospects, according to a new study of nearly 12,000 people.

The research, which appears in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, is thought to offer the firmest conclusions to date that "unfortunate" first names evoke negative reactions from strangers, which in turn influence life outcomes for the worse.


"There seems to be prejudice based on name valence (or associations)," says study co-author Wiebke Neberich, previously of the International Max Planck Research School.

"It's a mostly unconscious process where all the associations we have with a particular name will pop up: (associations) from the newspapers, from stories and, of course, from our own history."

The study is based on users of the European matchmaking website eDarling, where researchers found most people would sooner remain single — and continue paying for online dating — than consider a romantic partner with an unappealing name.


But because name associations differ by culture, the research is less an indictment of the moniker that fared worse (which was, incidentally, Kevin) than it is a cautionary tale for parents tempted to get too cute or creative on their baby's birth certificate.

In one of the researchers' experiments, online daters whose names carried the most positive valence (Alexander) received 102 per cent more profile visits, relative to opportunity, than daters whose names carried the worst valence (Kevin).
http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Wh...story.html

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RE: People with unfortunate names more likely be abused and get ill reports Dave Hitler
Alien Welcome  Wrote: (01-05-2012 10:57 AM)
But because name associations differ by culture, the research is less an indictment of the moniker that fared worse (which was, incidentally, Kevin) than it is a cautionary tale for parents tempted to get too cute or creative on their baby's birth certificate.

Well, I guess I understand Weatherman Extraordinaire Kevin Martin's mental problems a bit better now. chuckle
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RE: People with unfortunate names more likely be abused and get ill reports Dave Hitler
Alien Welcome  Wrote: (01-05-2012 10:57 AM)
Forget mere playground jeers. A poorly chosen baby name can lead to a lifetime of neglect, reduced relationship opportunities, lower self-esteem, a higher likelihood of smoking and diminished education prospects, according to a new study of nearly 12,000 people.

The research, which appears in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, is thought to offer the firmest conclusions to date that "unfortunate" first names evoke negative reactions from strangers, which in turn influence life outcomes for the worse.


"There seems to be prejudice based on name valence (or associations)," says study co-author Wiebke Neberich, previously of the International Max Planck Research School.

"It's a mostly unconscious process where all the associations we have with a particular name will pop up: (associations) from the newspapers, from stories and, of course, from our own history."

The study is based on users of the European matchmaking website eDarling, where researchers found most people would sooner remain single — and continue paying for online dating — than consider a romantic partner with an unappealing name.


But because name associations differ by culture, the research is less an indictment of the moniker that fared worse (which was, incidentally, Kevin) than it is a cautionary tale for parents tempted to get too cute or creative on their baby's birth certificate.

In one of the researchers' experiments, online daters whose names carried the most positive valence (Alexander) received 102 per cent more profile visits, relative to opportunity, than daters whose names carried the worst valence (Kevin).
http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Wh...story.html

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Mike Hunt ( I like it when people call me smelly, especially females, it never works in the favour..chuckle)..try it
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RE: People with unfortunate names more likely be abused and get ill reports Dave Hitler
I want a list of names or I don't believe it.
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