Poll ranks naughty kids by name

NZ Herald Sep 08, 2009

Teachers in the UK say they can identify which children are likely to be troublemakers by their names. A poll of 3000 teachers run by the parenting club website bounty.com, found the names Jack, Kyle, Courtney and Brooke were among those thought to denote a naughty child. Callum was identified as the naughtiest boy’s name, while Chelsea indicated a female troublemaker, according to the poll.

More than one-in-three of the teachers surveyed “expect” children with certain names to cause more trouble than others, The Sun newspaper reported. But 57 per cent of respondents said the naughtiest children were also the most popular and the best at making friends.