Your choice of baby name will impact your child for the rest of their life (that is, unless they overrule you and change their moniker when they’re an adult) and according to research it could influence their chances of success.
Albert Mehrabian, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, published a paper called the The Baby Name Report Card: Beneficial and Harmful Baby Names, in which he weighed up people’s perceptions of different names.
Watch the video above to find out more.
According to Mehrabian the top 10 girl names “that connote a successful person” are:
And for boys:
The least successful names were a little unusual to say the least.
Top 10 girls’ names that “connote failure”:
Top 10 boys’ names that “connote failure”:
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