Would a rose by any other name smell just as sweet?

According to a recent study, [names really do make a difference][]:

> Parents are being warned to think long and hard when choosing names
> for their babies as research has discovered that girls who are given
> very feminine names, such as Anna, Emma or Elizabeth, are less likely
> to study maths or physics after the age of 16, a remarkable study has
> found.
>

Fascinating research. They even examined twin girls and found that what
they were named could put them on two entirely different career paths.
Also, naming a child with a ‘lower-status’ name, spelled in an unusual
way or including punctuation, lowered exam scores by 3-5%.

One more thing for new parents to worry about. πŸ™‚

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