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Baby Names: 'Nicest' And 'Naughtiest' Children's Names Revealed

01/12/2014 13:15 | Updated 20 May 2015

Baby names: 'Nicest' and 'naughtiest' children's names revealed

The names of the best behaved and the naughtiest schoolchildren have been revealed.

A study by School Stickers found that children named Jacob, Daniel, Amy and Emma are the most likely to behave impeccably while those named Ella, William, Olivia and Joshua are the most unruly.The findings come from a survey that looked at the names of more than 63,000 school children who logged good behaviour or achievement awards in online sticker books.

Those with the most good behaviour awards were named Jacob and Amy, closely followed by Georgia and Daniel.

In contrast, girls named Ella and Bethany and boys named Joseph and Cameron proved to be the naughtiest.

Other naughty names for boys included William, Jake, Joshua and Jamie, while recalcitrant girls were also called Eleanor, Olivia, Laura and Holly.

Well-behaved names included Emma, Grace, Charlotte and Sophie for girls, and Thomas, James, Adam and Harry for boys.

Baby names - and their impact on life chances - have been studied for more than 70 years, with the earliest studies finding that men with unusual first names were more likely to drop out of school.

In another study about names and social backgrounds, Gregory Clark, the economist behind The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility, found that girls named Eleanor were 100 times more likely to go to Oxford University than girls named Jade.

Although there are proportionally more Jades in the general population than Eleanors, the former was rarely seen at top universities, while the latter was relatively common.

Other common names for Oxford students included Peter, Anna, Elizabeth, Richard and John, while among rarely seen monikers were Stacey, Connor, Bradley, Kayleigh, Shannon and Shane.

SCHOOL STICKERS SURVEY:

Best behaved girls according to the survey:

Amy

Georgia

Emma

Charlotte

Grace

Sophie

Abigail

Hannah

Emily

Alice

Naughtiest girls according to the survey:

Ella

Bethany

Eleanor

Olivia

Laura

Holly

Courtney

Amber

Caitlin

Jade

Best behaved boys according to the survey:

Jacob

Daniel

Thomas

James

Adam

Harry

Samuel

Jack

Oliver

Ryan

Naughtiest boys according to the survey:

Joseph

Cameron

William

Jake

Joshua

Jamie

Lewis

Benjamin

Ethan

Luke

What do you think - all a bit 'Katie Hopkins'?

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