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JonIrenicus
12-31-2010, 04:52 PM
I forget where I first heard this, and I even recall some mention of it in a diavlog recently, but I'd like more info if you know of any.


Here is a general article on the topic.

http://www.livescience.com/culture/baby-names-effects-100610.html

That talks about names given and the effects in kids and some adults. I remember in one diavlog a mention that XXXXX name gives an impression of ... something.


And what about forum names? What does it say, if anything about a person what name they choose to call themselves?

If someone collected he sum total of comments from posters with similar names and analyzed their contents, would there be trends based on the name chosen?

conspiracy post?

badhatharry
12-31-2010, 10:29 PM
here you go (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/32415?in=62:15&out=67:30)!

Badhatharry is an awesome name.

Badhatharry

chris1999
01-01-2011, 02:04 AM
I suggest that what youre saying would happen across forum names too. There was an interesting chapter in the "Freakanomics" book that address the negative aspects of having certain types of names. (i.e. lower wages, no callback on job interviews, etc)

TwinSwords
01-01-2011, 11:14 AM
Here's a way names affect people in life:

A few years ago, my girlfriend was hired to supervise a chain of watch stores. During her training, she was instructed on the hiring process, for which she would be responsible once she took over. The instructions were to (1) collect all the applications that had been submitted since the last hiring period, and then, (2) go through all the applications and dispose of the ones with black sounding names. The person doing the training helpfully supplied some examples: "You know, like Tanesha, Tanika, Tawanda ... anything that sounds black."

Simon Willard
01-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Badhatharry is an awesome name.

Yes, it is. But....
http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=187101#poststop

badhatharry
01-01-2011, 10:15 PM
Yes, it is. But....
http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=187101#poststop

Yes, I saw your thread but was, as my pseudonym implies, too shy to suggest my own name.

I'm taking some assertiveness training and doing quite nicely, thank you very much.

bjkeefe
01-01-2011, 11:40 PM
I'm taking some assertiveness training and doing quite nicely, thank you very much.

This is the canonical example of why Bob Wright's no snark rule is so full of fail.

chris1999
01-01-2011, 11:51 PM
precisely what was outlined in the book "freakanomics"