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Baby Names Destined For Success

Important info for anyone considering naming their baby 'Mush'.

23/08/2016 14:00 | Updated 23 August 2016

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.

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According to Mehrabian the top 10 girl names “that connote a successful person” are:

  1. Jacqueline
  2. Morgan
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Katherine 
  5. Victoria 
  6. Lauraine
  7. Susan 
  8. Catherine
  9. Kate 
  10. Madeleine

And for boys:

  1. Steven
  2. Ross
  3. Christopher
  4. James
  5. Robert
  6. David
  7. Kenneth
  8. Parker
  9. Thomas
  10. Madison

The least successful names were a little unusual to say the least.

Top 10 girls’ names that “connote failure”:

  1. Wilma
  2. Weeza
  3. Virgie
  4. Trixie
  5. Tina
  6. Swoosie
  7. Suzee
  8. Soosie
  9. Sissy
  10. Mush 

Top 10 boys’ names that “connote failure”:

  1. Rufus
  2. Rude
  3. Butch
  4. Angel
  5. Alfie
  6. Garee
  7. Normee
  8. Bud
  9. Petie
  10. Phonso

Whether you’re looking for a name that is ‘cool’, ‘cute’, ‘pretty’, or ‘unique’, our Baby Name Generator is here to inspire you. Discover the meaning of your favourite name, browse the 100 most popular baby girl names and baby boy names in England and Wales, or let our Random Name Generator throw up an unusual suggestion. 

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