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Research Reveals The 'Happiest' Baby Names

Want your child to grow up happy? What if we told you that their name could determine that?

Research shows that certain names may actually assist your child in pursuing a happier life than others. 

Psychologist Dr. David Holmes has revealed the names of people who are typically the most cheerful on the planet. 

On the other end of the spectrum, the most "unhappy" names were also shared. 

TOP TEN HAPPIEST BOYS NAMES

1. Joshua
2. Jason
3. Matthew
4. Terry
5. Barry
6. Stan
7. Ian
8. Craig
9. Nigel
10. Christopher

TOP TEN HAPPIEST girls NAMES

1. Judy
2. Stephanie
3. Linda
4. Pam
5. Pat
6. Fiona
7. Paula
8. Susan
9. Isobel
10. Vicky

However, it's bad news for all the Ben's, Tim's, Amy's and Charlotte's out there. It turns out that people with the following names are typically sadder than their counterparts. 

TOP TEN ‘UNHAPPY’ BOYS NAMES

1. Ben
2. Andrew
3. Edward
4. Tim
5. Owen
6. Bob
7. Dennis
8. Ray
9. Alfie
10. Jeremy

TOP TEN ‘UNHAPPY’ GIRLS NAMES

1. Lynn
2. Charlotte
3. Tina
4. Amy
5. Tara
6. Sam
7. Alex
8. Tanya
9. Jessica
10. Olivia

So what’s in a name? A lot apparently!

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