Is your little one’s name on the list?

By Meghan Overdeep
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What’s in a name? Well, according to the results of one survey at least, a whole lot more than just consonants and vowels.

New research from UK-based education company School Stickers suggests that it's entirely possible that the name you choose for your little ones could play a role in whether they turn out naughty or nice, Mother & Baby reports.

To determine which names are the naughtiest and which are the nicest, researchers examined more than 63,000 school children who kept track of their behavior in online sticker books. From the data on the children's behavior, School Stickers was able to identify the 20 nicest girls’ and boys’ names, as well as the 20 naughtiest girls’ and boys’ names.

Apparently, children with names like Ella, Joshua, Holly and Benjamin are more likely to dabble in misbehavior, while kids with monikers like Amy, Sophie, Harry and Jack are the best behaved.

Scroll down for the list of the naughtiest and nicest names:

Nicest girl names:

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

Nicest boy names:


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

Naughtiest girl names:

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

Naughtiest boy names:


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