Has your child made Santa's naughty list? The naughtiest kids' names REVEALED!

It's bad news if your name is Eleanor, Amelia, Joseph or James...


When you named your little bundle of joy, did you ever think that years down the line, their baby name might become infamous for being the naughtiest kid in the class, or for spending most of their time on the naughty step?

Every year a new list of 'naughty' names is revealed - and we wince as we see our carefully-chosen names make the cut.

Every year School Stickers put together a 'naughty' and 'nice' list which is just a bit of Christmas fun, based on which names come up most - and least - when schools give out reward stickers for good behaviour and achievement. The 2018 list will be published at the end of November 2018.

Last year, once again School Stickers came up with a list of the naughtiest and nicest names, just in time for Christmas. The 2017 nicest and naughtiest kids' names lists were based on 52,000 different students who received over 600,000 rewards (well done everyone!)

Analysis on the data revealed which names were awarded the most stickers (who made the nicest list) and which were awarded the least – and therefore named the naughtiest for 2017!

Naughtiest girls' names 2017

Naughtiest kids' names girls 2017

Naughtiest boys' names 2017

Naughtiest kids' names boys 2017

While you might recognise a few of the names on the 2017 naughty list, now see if any of your names appeared on the 2017 nice list too...

Nicest girls' names 2017

Nicest boys' names 2017

The naughty and nice lists by School Stickers have been running for the last five years. See which names came up over the last few years below.

Naughtiest girls' names 2016

Laura, Eleanor, Daisy, Anna, Ruby, Isabelle, Elizabeth, Alice, Georgia, Jasmine

Naughtiest boys' names 2016

Adam, Joseph, Charlie, Callum, Ben, Jacob, Matthew, Ryan, Ethan, Oliver

Of course, you can't have a naughtiest list without a nicest list too, so here are the nicest names for girls and boys this year.

Nicest girls' names 2016

Chloe, Emily, Sophie, Jessica, Megan, Lucy, Hannah, Amy, Lauren, Katie

Nicest boys' names 2016

Jack, Daniel, Joshua, Harry, James, Thomas, Samuel, Luke, William, Benjamin

One of your brood on the naughty list? Don't worry - as managing director Neil Hodges says: 'Our annual 'Santa's naughty and nice list' is just a bit of Christmas fun and not to be taken seriously.

'There are many children called Adam and Laura that are wonderfully well-behaved and plenty of kids named Chloe and Jack that are hardly little angels!'

Naughty names 2015

This isn't the first year that School Stickers have decided who makes the nice list and who is stuck on the naughty list - and the names for 2015 were certainly different to their 2016 counterparts...

Naughtiest girls' names 2015

Leah, Eleanor, Jasmine, Abigail, Olivia, Holly, Georgia, Chloe, Amelia, Shannon

Naughtiest boys' names 2015

Joseph, James, Joshua, Luke, Samuel, Matthew, Daniel, Mohammed, Owen, George

Nicest girls' names 2015

Anna, Courtney, Millie, Miah, Grace, Bethany, Lily, Ella, Ellie, Laura

Nicest boys names 2015

Harry, Ryan, Ethan, Lewis, Ben, Adam, Nathan, Oliver, Dylan, Benjamin

Naughty names 2014

In 2014 a study looked at the good behaviour records of over 63,000 school children, and ranked them from naughty to nice in terms of names.

The research studied the names of children who were logged for displaying good behaviour or getting awards such as stickers in online sticker books.

Naughtiest girls' names 2014

Ella, Holly, Bethany, Courtney, Eleanor, Amber, Olivia, Caitlin, Laura, Jade

Naughtiest boys' names 2014

Joseph, Jamie, Cameron, Lewis, William, Benjamin, Jake, Ethan, Joshua, Luke

Nicest girls' names 2014

Amy, Sophie, Georgia, Abigail, Emma, Hannah, Charlotte, Emily, Grace, Alice

Nicest boys' names 2014

Jacob, Harry, Daniel, Samuel, Thomas, Jack, James, Oliver, Adam, Ryan

Naughty names 2013

How did the latest results compare to the year before? Is there a pattern or is there just no way of predicting what will appear next year?

It seems there are lots of things which happen early on in a baby's life that can predetermine how the rest of it will pan out. The month your baby's born, for example, can determine their academic intelligence, their future career choices, temperament, and even their risk of developing certain diseases.

Naughtiest girls' names 2013

  • Phoebe
  • Olivia
  • Holly
  • Alice
  • Bethany
  • Ella
  • Eleanor
  • Megan
  • Amber
  • Caitlin

Naughtiest boys' names 2013

  • Michael
  • Benjamin
  • Owen
  • Luke
  • Kyle
  • Lewis
  • George
  • Connor
  • Adam
  • Liam

Nicest girls' names 2013

  • Courtney
  • Rachel
  • Shannon
  • Lucy
  • Amy
  • Nicole
  • Jessica
  • Abigail
  • Sophie
  • Jade

Nicest boys' names 2013

  • Robert
  • Jamie
  • Oliver
  • Alex
  • Kieran
  • Nathan
  • Daniel
  • Brandon
  • Joseph
  • Jake

Did your child appear on the list of naughty kids' names? And do you think the lists are accurate? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Lifestyle Writer

Gemma Chandler is a lifestyle writer specialising in kids' educational media across a range of topics including nature, history, science and geography across digital, print, social media and video channels. She joined Creature & Co. at 2015, shortly becoming Digital Editor of National Geographic Kids magazine.