Children named Meghan and Rory are the most likely to top Santa's naughty list this Christmas, according to a recent study.
The study, carried out by student reward system School Stickers, discovered that children with these names are the least likely to be on their best behaviour.
Children called Frances and Shaun are the most likely to be at the top of the nice list, as they're most likely to behave well.
The study is based on the analysis of good behaviour and achievement stickers awarded to 62,000 school kids online across the UK.
The study was carried out by giving school teachers a selection of stickers, postcards and certificates to reward children for good behaviour.The study discovered that boys named Shaun, Calum, Ali, Brandon and Samuel were the most likely to receive the rewards. Girls named Frances, Eve, Aisha, Kelly and Stacey are usually the best behaved of the girls.
Boys that are least likely to receive an award include Harvey, Bob, Tyler, Rory and Brad. Naughty girls include Meghan, Georgia, Jess, Izzy and Joanne.
Not all children are destined to stay on the naughty list. For example, children named Ali and Kerry are the most likely to improve, moving up to 3rd and 21st place respectively.
Unfortunately for kids named Paul or April, the chances are they'll see a drop in behaviour, with both names seeing a drop of at least 100 places (from 7th to 21st for Paul, and 2nd to 173rd for April)
Henry Shelford, chief executive of School Stickers, is quick to point out that the study is a "light-hearted and fun study" and shouldn't be taken too literally.
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