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#1 JohnM

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

Bradley and Paige are destined to be on the naughty step as survey reveals most common names of poorly-behaved children
  • Bradley, Jacob, William, Morgan and Joe top the 'naughtiest boys' list
  • Paige, Niamh, Natalie, Holly, Phoebe are the top five 'naughtiest' girls
  • If your child's called Benjamin or Elizabeth they're likely to be good
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#2 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

It's funny Jacob, William, Paige, Natalie, Holly and Phoebe are what I would consider to be fairly middle class names.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

I'm more terrified that we're being directed to a page by a company that is the leader in school rewards and creator of unique new behaviour management app 'Classroom Carrots'

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

Slightly off topic but me and Mrs Phil were at the White Rose Centre a while back, we saw a rather fat "chavvy" type woman with her equally porky offspring aged 4 ish. Child runs off and mom screams out "Oy Galadriel, get back here you little cow!"

Kid looked less like an elf princess than just about any I've ever seen,
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#5 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

I'm more terrified that we're being directed to a page by a company that is the leader in school rewards and creator of unique new behaviour management app 'Classroom Carrots'


Ah, that would be it. This is behaviour measured by how many reward stickers you get. I remember "merit points" from my days at school. They were handed out like confetti in the bottom sets.

#6 gingerjon

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

Ah, that would be it. This is behaviour measured by how many reward stickers you get. I remember "merit points" from my days at school. They were handed out like confetti in the bottom sets.


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I single-handedly won my house the prize for the term because of my merit point success.

Mind, I was ginger so they had to do something to help me out.

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#7 Old Frightful

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

I knew he should have stayed as Ed I Tackle.

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#8 Trojan

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

We called our son Joseph. It was an unusual name in the seventies. He was the only Joseph at all his schools - he hated it. Now he's Joe and he loves it.

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#9 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

It's funny Jacob, William, Paige, Natalie, Holly and Phoebe are what I would consider to be fairly middle class names.

Oh yes I see, middle class children are always better behaved.
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#10 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

Oh yes I see, middle class children are always better behaved.


Of course not but averaged out of the entire country you'd imagine that "Reubens" and "Tarquins" would tend be better behaved than most.

It does tend to be schools in deprived communities that have the most behavioural issues.

#11 southstand loiner

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

Of course not but averaged out of the entire country you'd imagine that "Reubens" and "Tarquins" would tend be better behaved than most.

It does tend to be schools in deprived communities that have the most behavioural issues.


dunno i dont think i have ever met a kid called tarquin mind you in leeds he woud have changed it to joe, kevin or steve by now.
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#12 hindle xiii

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:36 AM

Niamh

I've not seen this name before, how is it pronounced? It was only a few years ago I found out 'Siobhan' was 'Chavonne'. I'd only known it as 'Chavonne', and even that doesn't look right.

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#13 heartofGold

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

I've not seen this name before, how is it pronounced? It was only a few years ago I found out 'Siobhan' was 'Chavonne'. I'd only known it as 'Chavonne', and even that doesn't look right.

Niamh is Neve. Didnt some woman recently call her child Hashtag?

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#14 Leeds Wire

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

There's a kid in my son's class called Kshitij - his mum says the K is silent. Needless to say, he likes to be known as 'Tidge'...

#15 Futtocks

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

Coincidence - the other day, kids' names were being discussed on another message board I frequent. Among the zingers spotted by one member who does school photographs were Nicodemus, Adonis, Superman, Popeye, Blueflame and Ocean. Plus three (unrelated) children in the same year with the names Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere.

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#16 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

One local family have named there children,Keanu,Gypsy and Pepe.

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#17 WearyRhino

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

There's a family round the corner from us with kids named Sam an' Ella. And another family whose sons are called Brooklyn and Declan, who due to a mispronunciation from my Moroccan partner are known as Broccoli and Duckling in our house.

#18 Johnoco

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

That bloke out of the Jacksons (Jermaine?) who has called their kid 'Jermajesty' has to take the biscuit. Even Del Boy would find that too ostentatious.

Edited by Johnoco, 04 December 2012 - 10:04 AM.

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#19 Old Frightful

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:25 AM

I always thought if the former footballer Imri Varadi ever had a son he should call him Olly.

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#20 Severus

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

I've not seen this name before, how is it pronounced? It was only a few years ago I found out 'Siobhan' was 'Chavonne'. I'd only known it as 'Chavonne', and even that doesn't look right.

Isn't is pronounced more like 'Shivorn' or have I been pronouncing it wrong for a while. :(
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