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crisissuit3

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#1 9 years ago

Top 10 ?bad boy? baby names - Parenting & Family apperently if you name your kid ivan he's probably going to end up in jail? i say its BS.




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#2 9 years ago

I'm going to name my child Ziff FileFront Davis. If it's a girl, I'll name her 100000, because that's how much I plan to sell her for on the Chinese market.

Also, of course this stuff is bullshit.




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#3 9 years ago

Haha. I know a guy named Alec; he was actually one of the top ten in my graduating class, and I can't think of anyone who didn't love him. =p




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#4 9 years ago

Oh no Alec is a bad name, take this guy for example:

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His name was Alec, and he tried to destroy London's economic system. Yeah this is total :bs:


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#5 9 years ago

All this shows is that there is a correlation between a person's name and crime. And since the article details no methodology, no evaluation, and no actual results, even this is doubtful. It could very possibly be that the name and the level of crime are both byproducts of some other factor, for example the parents' emotional instabilities, so they decide to name their parents by something unique to (or so they think) make them stand out, and give them greater self-worth. But then they are also delinquents, so they bring the child up surrounded by crime, drugs, and abuse, and you get the result predicted in the study. However, the example I just wrote has nothing at all to do with what the parents named their child, it just so happened that the likelihood of the child getting into crime is correlative to the prevalence of the child's name. Whereas parents from a good socioeconomic background with solid, 'good' values also want their son to be called Ivan, because they think that's a cool name. Does that mean they should stick away from it because it will mean their son has a higher chance of committing a crime? Not really.




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#6 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4958050All this shows is that there is a correlation between a person's name and crime. And since the article details no methodology, no evaluation, and no actual results, even this is doubtful. It could very possibly be that the name and the level of crime are both byproducts of some other factor, for example the parents' emotional instabilities, so they decide to name their parents by something unique to (or so they think) make them stand out, and give them greater self-worth. But then they are also delinquents, so they bring the child up surrounded by crime, drugs, and abuse, and you get the result predicted in the study. However, the example I just wrote has nothing at all to do with what the parents named their child, it just so happened that the likelihood of the child getting into crime is correlative to the prevalence of the child's name. Whereas parents from a good socioeconomic background with solid, 'good' values also want their son to be called Ivan, because they think that's a cool name. Does that mean they should stick away from it because it will mean their son has a higher chance of committing a crime? Not really.

Where the heck do they think up these stupid studies anyways? None of them are accurate.




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#7 9 years ago

I expected this thread to be about parents giving their kid a silly name that is easily made fun off, thus increasing the chanches the kid is made fun of and so on and how this could potentially affect the child a lot and all that.

But as for names and crimes being linked? Such lists say nothing. I could look at a list of top spartman, politicians or what else not and then say "In 1st place, with 5% stands the name Bob, all these Bobs are politicians/sportmen/whatever".... so what would that mean? Nothing really, besides the fact that at the time the list was drawn up 5% of those people had a certain name...




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#8 9 years ago
Admiral Donutz;4958385I expected this thread to be about parents giving their kid a silly name that is easily made fun off, thus increasing the chanches the kid is made fun of and so on and how this could potentially affect the child a lot and all that.

Having a difficult childhood because of an unusual name is actually mentioned in the study as possibly being a reason to become embittered and commit crimes, but it's pretty obvious that the researchers probably did little more than slap together some statistics, notice a correlation and call it a study.




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#9 9 years ago
Karst;4958393Having a difficult childhood because of an unusual name is actually mentioned in the study as possibly being a reason to become embittered and commit crimes, but it's pretty obvious that the researchers probably did little more than slap together some statistics, notice a correlation and call it a study.

Yes, they probably asked the mainstream media what would be the best news pitch. Good point though.




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#10 9 years ago

Wolfgang Octavius.




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