As a follow up to my recent blog, A Rose by Any Other Name, I wondered if there is a relationship to names and careers. I started doing research to see what the “experts” had to say on this matter.
To my surprise there is actually a science behind the study of names called onomastics, and there is a group called the American Name Society that was founded in the 1950s, just to promote onomastics.
In the research that I completed everything indicates that whether we like it or not, our names do have an impact on our career.
According to an article in ABC News:
This article from AOL has names associated with intelligence and leadership.
Names associated with intelligence
Names associated with leadership
Names associated with working hard
And just for fun this article lists the 10 worst names a person could possibly have along with some reasons why (sorry if you are named in this article).