As if after-bank-holiday-Tuesday’s aren’t depressing enough – I woke up this morning to a report on GMTV about celebrity names and names in general. Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman conducted a survey of over 6000 people to determine their perception of certain names with the following results:
People called James and Elizabeth are seen as the most successful
Jack and Lucy the luckiest and Sophie and Ryan the most attractive
Lisa and Brian are the most likely to fail
Helen and John are the unluckiest
Ann and George are the least attractive
Now, I spell my name with an ‘e’ , i.e. Anne and it’s only work people that call me that anyways – friends and family call me Annie. Am I really that unattractive? Don’t answer that please, heh.
According to this site, the name Anne has been declining in popularity since 1959 (in the US). Maybe it’ll become so uncool, it’ll be cool again?? I can only dream….