Want a Math Genius? Don’t Name Your Kid Isabella

Ever since reading Freakonomics, I’ve had a well-nigh Kabalarian interest in names and their impacts on our lives. I recently encountered a couple of articles which furthered my name-related knowledge.

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  1. The reminds me of the observation that researchers by the names of J.W. Splatt and D. Weedon were in fact urologists who published several papers on incontinence together. This led New Scientist to coin and popularize the term ‘nominative determinism’ to refers to amusing instances where people’s names coincidentally reflect some aspect of their jobs, professions or lives. A favourite instance of ND of mine is the example of the Archbishop of Manila who’s name and title combined to the assignation Cardinal Sin.

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