I read this article in the Guardian, about the influence people’s names have over their choices.
“People called Dennis are – I’m serious – over-represented among dentists, while the same goes for lawyers named Larry or Lauren. What’s at work here, researchers speculate, is “implicit egotism”, the idea that our preferences and outlook are shaped, much more subtly than we realise, by our attraction to things and people that are in some way like ourselves.”
As a lawyer called Lauren, I’m wondering whether I am (a) a massive egotist or (b) just highly suggestible.
Probably a bit of both.