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Baby Name Inspiration for 2016: The Names People Smile at Most Revealed

If you’re still looking for inspiration to name your baby, you may like to know what names have been chosen as the ones that make people smile.

The Oral Health Foundation carried out a survey, asking 2000 people which names made them smile as part of National Smile Month 2016.

Some of the questions asked were “What is the name of a person who makes you smile the most?” and “What is the first name of the person who makes you smile the least?”

David is the name least likely to get a smile as is June for girls.

George and Emily are the names that got the most smiles from participants who conducted the survey.

The research found these results:

Boys’ names most likely to make people smile:

1. George

2. Dave

3. James

4. Steve

5. Andrew

Girls’ names most likely to make people smile:

1. Emily

2. Molly

3. Sarah

4. Lucy

5. Lily

Boys’ names least likely to make people smile:

1. David

2. Jeremy

3. John

4. Donald

5. Ian

Girls’ names least likely to make people smile:

1. June

2. Donna

3. Helen

4. Louise

5. Lisa

The names that got the least smiles was possibly because they are the names associated with politicians. Dr Nigel Carter, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation explained, “Politicians are rarely the most popular people but at such a politically charged time it seems that even the mention of some of our top politician names such as, David and Jeremy, is enough to swiftly banish our smiles.

Obviously this research is very subjective; we all have that one person in our lives that makes us grin from ear-to-ear and one which can quickly turn our smiles upside down.”



Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog


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