About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Survey Finds Some Kids' Names Spell Trouble

by Rajashri on September 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM
Font : A-A+

 Survey Finds Some Kids' Names Spell Trouble

A new survey has found that teachers in the UK believe children with certain names are naughtier than the others.

Pollsters from the parenting club Bounty.com asked 3,000 teachers to come up with names that spell trouble for them.he 'Teachers Pest' list includes name like Callum, Chelsea, Connor, Jack, Brandon, Charlie, Courtney Chardonna; girl's name like Aliesha, Casey, Crystal, Jessica, Brooke and Demi and boys named Kyle, Liam, Jake and Brooklyn.

Advertisement

Teachers also earmarked traditional names like Alexander, Benjamin, Harry and William for boys and girls' names like Elizabeth, Emma, Charlotte and Alice in the 'Teachers Pets' list

The study found almost 49 per cent teachers assumed the naughtiness of a child as soon as they read their names in the register, at the beginning of the new session.
Advertisement

It was also found that more than one third of teachers expected children with certain names to be more troublesome than others.

The Sun quoted Faye Mingo, of the survey team as saying: "Teachers are only human and make assumptions like the rest of us.

"Rightly or wrongly, most of us make assumptions based on something as simple as a person's name and we base these on our previous experiences.

"It's only natural for teachers to make judgments based on the behaviour and performance of former pupils with the same name, but I'm sure that they are happy to be proved wrong.

"After all, there is always an exception to every rule. While many parents may worry about the name they choose for their child, all children will make a name their own."

Source: ANI
RAS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Printed Temperature Sensors help with Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Health Benefits of Giloy
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 - It's time to RISE
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Witchcraft 

Recommended Reading
Child-Hernia, Hydrocele
A small hole or passage has developed in the muscle in the baby''s groin. Some of the intestine is ....
Witchcraft
Harry Potter has given a new lease of life to witchcraft. Witchcraft uses sorcery and works with sup...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use