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The Secret To Your Success: Short Name

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by LongTimeListener, May 8, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    Shorter first names mean more income. Somehow this study finds that every extra letter means a $3,600 drop, and that shorter nicknames like Bill mean more success than full names like William. They even go so far as to say Michele earns more than Michelle.

    None of this is going to sit well with Maximilian Schell or Bartholomew J. Simpson.

    But I predict a run on Al, Ed and Bob in the next Social Security list of baby names.
  2. Here me roar

    Here me roar Guest

    William Shatner scoffs at Will Farrell
  3. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    But how does he feel about Will Ferrell.
  4. Here me roar

    Here me roar Guest

  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Al Alburquerque better hope they don't count letters in his last name.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Yep, she should have called herself Queen Liz.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I always wondered about those foofs who go with the first initial.
  8. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo made more than $143 million playing basketball, and that doesn't even count Geico money.
  9. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    As someone with a three-letter first name (albeit shorted to Joe but actually Joseph), I demand a lifetime of compensation.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    A shorter name hasn't helped Ray Guy get into the Hall of Fame.
  11. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    Brian Peter George St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle Eno probably made a lot of money as a record producer.
  12. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Infielder Alan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry Gallagher made $26,000 from the Angels in 1973, the last of his four MLB seasons.
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