June 18, 2014

Why Do Parents Confuse Theirs Kids’ Names Sometimes?

A new study out of the University of Texas at Austin say parents set themselves up for errors when giving their children similar-sounding names. Although the alliteration may be cute, think about how that’s going to come out when one kid is spilling the milk while the other’s having a meltdown. Participants with names that share an initial, like Jason/Jamie, or final sound, like Amanda/Samantha, reported their parents calling them the wrong name more often than those who didn’t share similar sounding names. A subset of respondents said they were also called the name of the family pet. So I guess you’re parents do love the dog more than you after all.

[ Read the Article: Parents Confuse Their Children’s Names More Often When The Names Sound Alike ]

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