20 ‘naughtiest’ children’s names revealed

When the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia looked into how children register sugar, the results were surprising. PHOTO: Cover

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Have you ever wondered why your child is constantly in trouble at school and just doesn’t seem to be as well-behaved as their peers?

Well, perhaps it’s in their name…

A survey conducted by School Stickers found certain names crop up on their ‘naughty list’ more often than others.

School Stickers, an online stationary store for teachers, looked at the records of more than 59 000 students and 1,1 million rewards which were ordered in a school year to come up with the tongue-in-cheek list.

They studied the list of names of children who constantly came up on the list and children who got awards for being well behaved.

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This is the list of names associated with the ‘naughtiest’ boys:

Joseph
Cameron
William
Jake
Joshua
Jamie
Lewis
Benjamin
Ethan
Luke

And the girls:

Ella
Bethany
Eleanor
Olivia
Laura
Holly
Courtney
Amber
Caitlin
Jade

They also collected data on the names on the ‘nice list’- those rewarded for good behavior most often:

The girls:

Amy
Georgia
Emma
Charlotte
Grace
Sophie
Abigail
Hannah
Emily
Alice

The boys:

Jacob
Daniel
Thomas
James
Adam
Harry
Samuel
Jack
Oliver
Ryan

Did your child make the naughty or nice list? Or do you think the list is missing some names? Tell us on our Facebook page!

Sources: School stickers,  The Sun, ECR, Jacaranda

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