My best friend from childhood is named Daniel, so when my parents asked me what name I liked for my little brother, it was clear to me: Daniel too. However, I soon began to think that it had been a bad idea, since every time we told someone what we were going to call him he would say: 'Daniel? Like Dennis the Menace? Sure you get a very unruly child!'
Do names mark the way of being or behaving of children? A survey carried out recently seems to demonstrate this hypothesis, which is why a list has been prepared with the most frequent names of the most naughty children. But to what extent does our name influence our character?
From the data obtained in a survey, the School Stickers portal has created a list with the names of the children who are the most disruptive and another with the names of the children with the best behavior. In this way, it would be explained that, if you give your child any of these names, they are more likely to be naughty, or so they say ... Far from being something scientific, rather something statistical (although without rigor in the samples) and although I doubt a bit about the conclusions that could be drawn, this study has been made from the behavior of about 63,000 school-age children.
It is the parents of the little ones who, through this portal, give their children medals for good behavior, which has led to the following enumerations.
1. The names of the naughtiest children: Joseph, Cameron, William, Jake, Joshua, Jamie, Lewis, Benjamin, Ethan, and Luke.
2. The naughtiest girls are called: Her, Bethany, Eleanor, Olivia, Laura, Holly, Courtney, Amber, Caitlin and Jade.
3. The quietest children are named: Jacob, Daniel (in honor of all those who said that my brother, to be called that, would be naughty), Thomas, James, Adam, Harry, Samuel, Jack, Oliver and Ryan.
4. The names of the quietest girls are: Amy, Georgia, Emma, Charlotte, Sophie, Abigail, Hannah, Emily, and Alice.
Yes, as you will see, all the names are Anglo-Saxon (due to the British origin of the portal) but we use them more and more to name our children as well. Surely you know more than one Emma, Alicia or Samuel.
I do not know if to make us more or less naughty but it is undeniable that, in a way, our name influences us, both in the present and in the future. And it is that the name is our first sign of identity that accompanies us even before we reach the world.
Different studies have determined how the name influences when it comes to finding a job, being successful in life or interesting people you like ... But, what is clear is that everyone, in one way or another, we feel identified with our names, since we carry it from birth.
It is true that it is a label that we carry with us all our lives (unless we decide to change it at some point). Therefore, parents must be aware of how the name we have chosen for him is going to affect the baby. Never hurts ponder the decision well to avoid the negative consequences that a poorly chosen name could have for our son.
- When names are too weird
Again, I bring up my family to give you an example of how a strange name can affect a child. My mother has a very strange name; She may not be the only person in the world with that name, but there won't be many more like her. So rare is his name, and so bad has he put it through during his childhood, that today only his closest ones know of his existence, since he uses a version of it every day.
You may be wondering ... and what is that name that has so much renegade? Well, as a good daughter, I will not reveal it, but I can assure you that I know from her that a too strange name can affect a child very negatively, creating something like a trauma.
By the way, it never hurts to consult the list of allowed and prohibited names in our region (such as, for example, this one for the province of Santa Fe in Argentina) before choosing a too rare name.
- When unfortunate combinations are created
When choosing the name of our son we must take into account how he is going to surname. If not, we can force a bit unfortunate combinations that, once again, can embarrass the child (Dolores Fuertes, Flor Roja, Pere Gil ...).
We must also take into account other combinations that can occur between siblings: Elsa and Ana, Mario and Luigi ... Did you know that my name is Maria and my cousin Mario?
- When they are difficult to pronounce
When we give a child a name that is too complicated to pronounce, we are condemning him to no one calling him correctly for the rest of his life.
From the looks of it, choosing your child's name is not a decision that can be made lightly.
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