Baby Boy Names that Spell Trouble

Does the name you choose for your baby boy affect his future? Well according to a new study, reports MSNBC, “the more unlikely the name, the more likely a boy is to commit a delinquent act.”

The report is based on a study of some 15,000 names given to baby boys between 1987 and 1991. The top 10 “bad boy” names are Alec, Ernest, Garland, Ivan, Kareem, Luke, Malcolm, Preston, Tyrell and Walter.

Why might this be so? TODAY’s Erin Burnett thinks this might be the reason: “Basically, if you’re teased mercilessly your entire childhood for your name, you become an angry, bitter person, and you lash out in a way that could be negative.”

This is something to think about, especially these days when the trend is all about unusual baby names (celebrity children in particular!). What do you think? Do you plan on giving your baby an uncommon name, and if so, are you worried about the effect it will have on his/her future?

image from kiddy mania

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