A recent study by pakmag.com has revealed the happiest baby names you could pick for your little one.
According to Psychologist Dr David Holmes, you might want to consider Joshua or Matthew for your son or how about Paula or Pam for your daughter?
Two thirds of Brits think that your first name can affect how far you'll go in life and two in five Brits believe their first name has affected how successful they are which means that choosing a name for your child needs to a carefully thought out process!
With the happiest names ranging from Joshua to Pam, it's bad news for any Alfie's or Tanya's out there as these names have been voted the unhappiest names to choose for your baby.
Here are the surprising results...
Top 10 happiest boys names
Top 10 happiest girls names
Top 10 unhappiest boys names
Top 10 unhappiest girls names
Baby names that make you smile
If you want to guarantee a crowd pleaser when it comes to baby names then this list might just help too. The names that make people smile or make you happy were also revealed earlier this year - and the results were surprising!
A survey of more than 2000 people discovered that it was good news for our little Prince, with George being one of the names that made people the happiest, while it was traditional choices like Emily that people liked most for the girls.
In not-so-happy news the survey also uncovered the names that were least likely to make people smile, which is sad news for Davids and Junes (but we think they're lovely anyway)!
The survey was carried out by the Oral Health Foundation for National Smile Month. To get the results the people surveyed were asked 'What is the name of a person who makes you smile the most?' and 'What is the first name of the person who makes you smile the least?'
And the results? Well, here they are...
The baby names most and least likely to make you smile
Names most likely to make people smile
|1. George||2. Dave||3. James||4. Steve||5. Andrew|
|1. Emily||2. Molly||3. Sarah||4. Lucy||5. Lily|
Names least likely to make people smile
|1. David||2. Jeremy||3. John||4. Donald||5. Ian|
|1. June||2. Donna||3. Helen||4. Louise||5. Lisa|
Dr Nigel Carter, who is the CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, has an inkling that the names that make people smile the least could be to do with our association with politicians for a lot of them.
'Politicians are rarely the most popular people but at such a politically charged time it seems that even the mention of some of our top politician names such as, David and Jeremy, is enough to swiftly banish our smiles,' he said.
'Obviously this research is very subjective; we all have that one person in our lives that makes us grin from ear-to-ear and one which can quickly turn our smiles upside down.'
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