What’s in a Name?

According to this book, a name is everything...

(Reuters) What’s not to Like? Baby named after Facebook button

Inspired by Facebook, a couple in central Israel have named their baby daughter “Like.”

“It’s short and sweet,” Vardit Adler, Like’s mother, told Reuters on Tuesday. “It’s very important to me and to my husband that the names we give our children are unique, creative and totally new,” she said.

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In his book Freakonomics, Levitt explains how similar résumés with white and distinctively black names result in job offers being extended to the white-sounding applicant far more frequently than the black-sounding applicant. Among other things, it was determined that having a distinctively black name was linked to lower attainment and negative life outcomes in terms of employment, income, and education.

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