ALL Baby Boy names.Are you more likely to trust a Michael or a Donovan? An Erica or a Mary? A Crash or a Blake?
We know that most employers prefer middle-of-the-road names to crazy, quirky ones. Their bias tells them that maybe parents who give wild names to their babies don’t have the genetic poten tial for brilliance that some other people may have. Of course, this isn’t necessarily true-but it’s a common perception.
Of course, if the employer isinterviewing for a screenwriter or creative think tank, a Quentin or a Hazel might get his attention, while he might not be interested in a Mary or John.
Many employers freely admit that they form opinions based on names-and even throw away a resume if the name has a negative connotation. “If I’m interviewing for a position of financial responsibility,” says one human resources director, “why would I want to talk to a woman whose name is Fluffy Petunia? I can’t take her seriously.”
Wait a minute here. You didn’t choose your name, right? It’s not your fault-your parents gave it to you. As a newborn, you had no vote or voice.
True. But that doesn’t change the fact that people react to names-in positive and negative and even neutral ways.
Rank Male Name Female Name 1 Jacob Emily 2 Michael Madison 3 Joshua Hannah 4 Matthew Emma 5 Andrew Ashley 6 Christopher Alexis 7 Joseph Samantha 8 Nicholas Sarah 9 Daniel Abigail 10 William Olivia 11 Ethan Elizabeth 12 Anthony Alyssa 13 Ryan Jessica 14 Tyler Grace 15 David Lauren 16 John Taylor 17 Alexander...
All of these factors figure into the satisfaction rating you would give your name. So now that you’re going to name your own baby, you want to know how that happened. Why are some people so lah-de-dah happy with their names while others despise the names they were given at birth, even to the point...
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