Are You a Slacker? Your Name May Give You Away


What's in a name? Well, apparently a lot. Names are chosen for the way they sound, or for family significance. Other times they are used to uphold traditions and continue a lineage, for example John Doe Sr. might name his first-born son, John Doe Jr. Others use names as the ultimate form of description. For example, you might name your daughter Autumn because she was born in October, or you may name your child after the city in which she was born or where she was conceived, think Paris Hilton. Once a name is selected the parents hope that their child grows into their name and as they do, people with certain names tend to exhibit certain characteristics.

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