Naughty Names 2009-09-10Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Intolerance, Statistics.
Teachers often identify naughty pupils simply by looking at names in the class register, it was claimed.
Youngsters called Callum, Chelsea, Connor and Jack are earmarked as troublemakers on the first day of class.
Girls called Aleisha, Casey and Crystal put teachers on edge, as do boys named Kyle, Liam, Jake and Brooklyn.
Some 49 per cent of teachers make an assumption about a child just from their name, according to research by parenting club Bounty.com.
‘Teachers are only human and make assumptions like the rest of us,’ said Faye Mingo, from Bounty.com.
‘It’s only natural for teachers to make judgments based on the behaviour and performance of former pupils with the same name but I’m sure that they are happy for to be proved wrong.’
Surprisingly, 57 per cent said the naughtiest children were also the most popular and often made friends easier than well behaved children.
The good news for teachers is that in 50 per cent of cases, even the most unruly youngsters settle down as the school year progresses.
And 74 per cent of teachers claim that even the naughty children are good at heart but often get carried away trying to impress their friends.
- CLIPPED FROM: “Callum and Chelsea are naughtiest names“,The Metro, 2009-09-07
British teachers make assumptions about a child based on their names, it has been revealed, with boys called Callum likely to be billed as the most naughty.
The full Teachers Pet and Pest Name Chart is below:
TOP 10 NAUGHTIEST BOYS
TOP 10 NAUGHTIEST GIRLS
TOP 10 CLEVEREST BOYS
TOP 10 CLEVEREST GIRLS
TOP 10 MOST POPULAR BOYS IN THE CLASS
TOP 10 MOST POPULAR GIRLS IN THE CLASS
- CLIPPED FROM: “Top 10 children’s names which make teachers think they’re naughty, clever or popular: UK Teachers Pet and Pest Name Chart”, The Metro, 2009-09-08