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In a separate study, Simmons and Nelson compared students initials with their GPAs and found that students who had C or D as an initial had lower GPAs than students who had A or B as an initial.
People with C or D initials do not want to do badly, Simmons explained, but on some unconscious level doing poorly is just ever so slightly not as bad, and so they are ever so slightly less motivated to avoid it.]
Boys with names traditionally given to girls are more likely to misbehave than their counterparts with masculine names, research suggests.
In baseball, strikeouts are recorded using the letter K. Simmons and Nelson analyzed 93 years of Major League Baseball players performances and found that batters whose names began with a K struck out slightly more often than batters whose names did not.]
"Kids who have names [that] from a linguistic perspective are likely to be given by poorly educated parents, those kids ended up being treated differently," Figlio said. "They do worse in school and are less likely to be recommended for gifted [classes] and more likely to be classified as learning disabled."
Originally posted by primus2012
Names and initials don't mean a thing. Well if you named your kid Dopehead or something like that, perhaps.
the woman named after a psychoactive weed and a popular soft drink made it through childhood, college and grad school and became a college counselor. “I’ve grown into my name because I am a strong woman. I’ve had to be,” Marijuana Pepsi said, adding that she still wonders what made her mother pick that name.