Making Opinions Based on Names

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Making Opinions Based on Names
Tue, 07-16-2013 - 2:22pm

There is no doubt that society judges baby names -- we love to talk about the bizarre, unusual and outrageous things people name their children. But one woman, British reality TV star Katie Hopkins, has taken that prejudice to a whole new level.

In a 9-minute conversation on a British talk show, Hopkins explains that she always forms opinions about kids (and therefore their parents) based on names. She says:

"A name for me is a shortcut, it's an efficient way of working out what class that child comes from -- do I want my child to play with them?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/12/katie-hopkins-baby-names_n_3588428.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl13%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D344458

Wow!  I think she takes this to a bit of an extreme!  What do you think? Do you, or society in general, make decisions and opinions about people based on their name? Can a name determine, to some extent, the 'class' a person comes from?

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