What’s My Kids Name Again?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin say that parents set themselves up for calling their children by the wrong name when they give them similar-sounding names.

     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 kids 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.