Pic: Nick Cornish/Sunday Times
The UK Daily Mail reports on a fascinating study carried out amongst 3000 British teachers who can and do, apparently identify the naughtiest children, by the names on the register before they’ve even laid eyes on the little rotters learners.
So tough luck if you’re an English kid and you’re named Callum, Chelsea, Connor and Jack or Brandon, Charlie, Courtney and Chardonnay. According to the study …you’re most likely to disrupt the class.
As do kids called Aliesha, Casey and Crystal, Kyle, Liam, Jake and Brooklyn.
(I think the class should fall about laughing if they have children called Brooklyn and Chardonnay in it, but that’s me. I’m not a teacher, luckily for this nation’s children.)
On the plus side: 57 per cent of teachers said the naughtiest children at school are also the most popular and often make friends easier than well behaved children.
But, oh, hohum, look at this:
What do you think Alexander, Adam, Christopher, Benjamin, Edward, Matthew, Daniel, James, Harry and William have in common?
They’re considered the brightest boys in the class.
Seems as if the class system is alive and well in the UK.
Nice middle class name – nice middle class behaviour.