Saturday, May 7, 2011

Could Your Name Predict Your Profession?

A new LinkedIn study says yes.

LinkedIn data analysts evaluated more than 100 million profiles on the business networking site to suss out the most common CEO names.

The top name for women CEOs? Deborah. And for their male counterparts? Peter.

Here are the runners-up ...

What do you think? Have you noticed a pattern of first names among specific roles at your organization? Have your shortened your name to sound more friendly and accessible, or ditched your nickname in favor of your full first name to sound more no-nonsense? How about ditching your first name in favor of your middle name in the interest of sounding more professional?

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