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August 23rd, 2006, 03:19 PM
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This is a quote from the book, "100,000+ Baby Names:"

"Researchers have found that boys who had peculiar first names had a higher incidence of mental problems than boys with common ones; no similar correlation was found for girls." - page 109

What are your thoughts about that statement?
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August 23rd, 2006, 03:23 PM
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I say researchers/scientists are always making up bullcrap.

I mean, I am not saying there is no relation but there is always "New study finds..." blah blah blah. Most of the time, studies contradict each other.

I hate studies.. lol.
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August 23rd, 2006, 03:28 PM
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That's very interesting. I always loved "different" names for girls, but for boys I always thought opposite. I think boys are more prone to getting made fun of in some aspects, such as names. But in my opinion, a strange name may just "fit" a girl more than a boy. I guess it depends on exactly what the name is. In my baby name book, there's the name "Moon Unit" for a girl. Now, that little girl is probably prone to mental problems.
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August 23rd, 2006, 04:27 PM
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I think that is BS!!!
I don't think it really has anything to do with the name
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August 27th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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I honestly think that is one of the stupidest things I've heard
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August 27th, 2006, 02:53 PM
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i think it couls be very possible... but at the same time, it all depends on the person. if the boy is strong and can stand up for himself, then no worries...
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August 28th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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I agree, I don't see how a name can cause mental problems, its how the person was raised. As for other people making fun of their name, A LOT of people get made fun of and it isn't always because of their name (ex: weight, looks, etc.).
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August 28th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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I wonder if the studies took into consideration other factors which might make a child be teased - as boys were the subjects overweight, did they stutter, have BO, wear glasses, or maybe just act like boneheads... even kids with totally average names who have anyhting about them that other kids can pick on can end up with psychological problems - if they hapened to be named Lester then that could be the icing on the cake as far as teasing goes - but if they were good-looking, athletic, and didn't act like boneheads, their name could be Stacy (as I guy in my school was named) and no one would tease them for it.
I think it would have to be a combination of things. An odd name alone is not going to give a kid mental problems.
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August 29th, 2006, 07:33 AM
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The truth I could see in it is if they were teased more because of it and therefore were more depressed.
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