What’s in a name?

I remember a conversation I had with my aunts — both public school teachers — a few years ago about how they judge students by names. I don’t remember how we even came to the subject, but I remember that the aunt who teaches sixth grade science said boys with the name Spencer were always the worst.

I really shouldn’t judge, as I have an unorthodox first name, but I will admit that I judge people with names like Destiny, LaJa’Meesha (or whatever), and (especially) Nevaeh. After reading this article, I was glad to see other people judge, too.

Out of curiosity, I Google image searched “Nevaeh.” (It’s “Heaven” backward, and really popular here in the south.) The first page of the results was porn. I didn’t care to see if the next page brought improvements.

This brings me to my point: I think your name says a lot about your socio-economic status.

If your name is Candi, the first thing that pops into my mind is a stripper. I’m sorry, but it’s true. Names like Mildred, Edith, Pearl, etc. immediately remind me of little old ladies. You get where I’m going.

I think the worst for me is George. Because I can only think of dumb when I hear the name George. Like this:

Dance, Georgie

Dance, Georgie

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