Tah - posted on 09/30/2010 ( 94 moms have responded )
So i stole this from debating moms, i think it's okay we are all family over there....and since so many people come on COM and ask what to name their children..and some answers....are well different to say the least. Now i have seen many studies that say that those names that are deemed too ethnic are passed over. like Raheem and Alize and Shameka...for names like Tim and Mary. I already knew this so with my last 2 children i named them something that would actually give them a shot and not have their resume tossed in the trash. What they do is they send identical resumes out to companies, some under ethnic sounding names and then some under common names that aren't considered ethnic and for the most part, the Tim and Mary crowd were called back more often than the other names. Now they are seeing that it is crossing over economic lines as well as ethnic. So my questions are:
Do, have or will you consider this when naming your child?
What is your over all view on it?
Will it stop you from naming your child something you think is cute ans trade it in for something that will serve them or help them to be considered in their future?