Yes I think it does, depending on where they are looking to be employed. Someone named Bon Qui Qui or Lamontisha will have a harder time getting a job. It's not right but I have seen resumes and applications with these type of names go into the circular file for nothing more than their name. We still have a long way to go. There is an assumption that if you have that type of name your not educated.
absolutely. I have seen studies that say that if the employer cannot read the name, or if they are typical "ethnic" names they are less likely to be even called in for an interview.
My kids have nice, easily spelled, easily pronounceable, and nuetral names for this reason.
Here are two I found.
Quoting Jers.:There was actually a study published about this - I will have to look for it, but it basically said that yes, your child's name can significantly affect their professional life.
There was actually a study published about this - I will have to look for it, but it basically said that yes, your child's name can significantly affect their professional life.
If my son doesn't end up building an ark I will be sorely disappointed.
And my daughter had damned well better be a ballerina with a nutcracker
Quoting thatgirl70:I don't, but I know this post is going to be flooded with responses that say otherwise.
I don't, but I know this post is going to be flooded with responses that say otherwise.
Let's be honest guys, nobody named Zweeble or Sugarbean is going to be taken seriously.
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My son's name is Diesel James....I don't think it will effect him at all...although a lot of people have a stereotype about it...my oldest is Mikey so he will have no issues at all!
I don't know I am reading some of the responses from people worried about the names of people who have passed through their desk, they should probably be more concered about their grammar and not Tyquan's name.
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