Did you know your first name can determine your future salary?
Why? Because social scientists believe a first name can influence personality, how we are perceived, even physical appearance. So, it stands to reason a first name can shape our career too!
Here are some key takeaways from the survey!
➣ For boys, those named Leo will scoop the largest salaries, at an average £41,722.
➣ Harry, Muhammad and Jack will face a pay cut in comparison.
➣ For girls, those named Isabella will pocket the biggest pay packet, at an average £28,935.
➣ Olivia, Grace and Mia will earn much less in comparison.
➣ Job-seekers who include a middle initial deemed ‘smarter, more eloquent and more qualified.’
➣ Name abbreviations hinder a woman’s chance of employment but boost a man’s!
The most and least valuable baby boy names
Boys named Leo will scoop the largest salary, at £41,722. Swiftly followed by those named Arthur (£40,644) and Oscar (£37,786).
Those with the UK’s number one boys name: Oliver, land middle of the table, at an average value of £35,536.
Harry (£31,996), Muhammad (£31,760) and Jack (£29,738) will face a pay cut in comparison – yet still fair better than 100% of the names featured in the girls list!
The most and least valuable baby girl names
When it comes to the girls, Resume.io revealed that Isabella’s will pocket the biggest pay packet, at (£28,935) Followed by Ella (£28,623) and Sophia (£27,856).
Fortune might escape women named Olivia, currently the UK’s number one girls name, as this moniker lands last in the list, at £26,011. Just above Olivia are Grace (£26,400) and Mia (£26,981).
Which of the above names are you considering for your future kid and why? Let us know in the comments.
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