According to this study, your name may say more about people’s perceptions of your personality or qualities without having met you. Are you competent? Warm and friendly, old or young?
The team asked 500 college students from four regions of the U.S. to imagine they were about to meet a person with a specific name and to describe how competent, warm, or old they might be.
On average, the results published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin showed that female names were associated with warmth but not competence. Such names included Hannah, Melody and Mia,
On the contrary, people with names like Howard, Lawrence and Reginald were seen as less warm but with higher levels of competence. Some names were also associated with age and youth, such as Betty versus Britney.
I wonder what they say about Dave. On second thought I don’t want to know.
Source Article in Newsweek