Carl Bialik (the Numbers guy from WSJ) wrote about a Freakonomic-esque study that links our names to surprising trends (read his print article). A few tidbits:
- Children with names that start with ‘A’ or ‘B’ get better grades than children whose names start with ‘C’ or ‘D’
- Baseball players with ‘K’ initials are more likely to strike out.
- Libras are bad drivers.
This is particularly interesting to me since I am 8.5 months pregnant and still deciding on baby names. We will likely choose a a ‘C’ name (!)
This baby name wizard is a nifty tool for tracking baby name rates over time (It works best on Internet Explorer). It is addictive, so don’t say I didn’t warn you! You can also browse the top 100 baby names in 2006.