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The Steps in Choosing a Name Today most parents have trouble thinking of a name for their baby so they use other references such as web sites and books Those who have a more traditional family might choose a family members name possibly their mothers or fathers in recent years parents have gone for a more unique name than a classical one This year the name Madison which originally started out as a last name was most popular among parents Choosing a name is very important and there are many different steps in selecting one I recently browsed a web page indicating that the top five most popular names for boys were biblical Some of the names were Nicholas Jacob and Joseph I believe that if a parent chooses to give a child a biblical name then he or she would have a sense of tradition If the child and his or her parents are religious the child might also want to look to the Bible from which his or her name comes Knowing this the child can feel a greater bond between God and them In school children who bear a classical name such as Mary and James will not have as much trouble as those with ethnic names such as Almethia and JaShawn Children with ethnic names will have to deal with the teacher mispronouncing their name They might also experience difficulty spelling it during their early childhood years As the child grows into an adult and seeks some type of employment there name will not encumber this process if given a classical name In an article called Whats in a name the staff members of NBER conducted a study taking five hundred resumes from online job boards and evaluating them by experience and education The applicants names were then replaced by black names and white names The study showed that white names received one call back for every ten resumes andblack
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