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Thursday, January 29, 2009

What's in a name?

A paper to be published in March in Social Sciences Journal by economists David E. Kalist and Daniel Y. Lee of Shippensburg University found that unpopular first names can increase the tendency toward juvenile delinquency, as reported by Live Science.

The caveat is that the name has to be mixed with factors like a disadvantaged home life, which I had the fortune of not having, since my name is one of those the study picked as having the biggest chance of creating a criminal.

Then again, I work for the EVIL MAINSTREAM MEDIA!

At least my name is not Adolf Hitler Campbell.

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I found the paper, which has a March 2009 date, so enjoy the future.


First Names and Crime: Does Unpopularity Spell Trouble?

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