Children with the middle name will be successful in life

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Decide what your baby's name will be it is an absolutely personal fact, whether it is an evocative name, whether that of a relative or an ancestor is imposed on it, whether it is chosen simply because it is liked or "in fashion". But if you want your child to be successful, give them a middle name as well. According to a study by the University of Southampton, it works (at least for Anglo-Saxons): the initial episode gives more security, elevates social status and allows you to appear better in the eyes of others. (Read also The most popular names in the country: Francesco and Giulia)





 

According to psychologists, in short, calling oneself for example Pinco P. Pallino is not only much cooler than being any Pinco Pallino, but also allows you to obtain advantages. "Expose the initial of your middle name - explain the authors of the study Wijnand AP Van Tilburg, of the University of Southampton, and Eric R. Igou, of the University of Limerick (note the initial in the name of the two scholars, ed) - the perception of social status increases in other people and also positively influences the estimate of intellectual abilities". (From the forum: baby names)

 

The study was conducted by asking 85 university students to evaluate the quality of a paper on Einstein's theory of relativity: the author of the article was from time to time referred to as David, David F., David FP, or David FPR. The two psychologists found that the same article was rated best when David F. signed it, while the worst ratings were received by the one simply signed by David, without initials. A further study therefore showed that the phenomenon is related to the perception of the author's social status: the initial episode gave the students the impression that writing was a more educated, more prepared, higher status person (since the middle name is often associated with doctors, lawyers, scientists, top managers) and therefore trustworthy in itself. Furthermore, the improvement in status also derives from the fact that generally it is the richest and wealthiest families who give a second name to their children. (POLL: The baby's name? I choose it on Google, and you?)


 

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All the meanings of the names are in the name database of mymodernparents.com



Read also 15 tips to choose the baby's name or talk about it with other mothers in the forum in the Baby names section


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