So, Christmas is now literally around the corner and YOU may already have started dropping hints – in the shell like ears of your dear beloved about the kind of presents you want.
But- new research has suggested that the name of the person you drop hints too – could affect the likely hood of you getting what you want.
The study conducted by personalised gift specialists GettingPersonal.co.uk compiled data from over 250,000 gift givers, and takes into account not only the number of gifts purchased but also the total amount spent.
The results reveal that Paul, David and Mark are the top three most generous men’s names, while Adam, Lee and Ben came at the bottom of the list. It turns out that Paul McCartney is the person we should want opening presents with us on Christmas day, and not Ben Affleck.
It also looks like Dame Julie Andrews never lost her Christmas spirit, as the name Julie topped the list of generous women, along with the names Karen and Rebecca. Watch out for Patricia, Diane and Janet, though because these ladies turned out to be the stingiest.
When it comes to our royals, Kate might want to start dropping some serious hints because ‘William’ didn’t even make it into the top 100.
John Smith, co-founder of GettingPersonal.co.uk said, ‘the generosity list is just a bit of fun, and obviously there are lots of generous Adams and Patricias in the UK. As we specialise in personalised gifts, we thought it would be interesting to see whether there was any link between peoples’ names and their gift giving habits.’
According to a survey of 250,000 names by a gift website, how generous or otherwise someone is has been linked to their name.
The results showed that Rebecca, Karen and Julie were the most generous women.
Paul, David and Mark, meanwhile, were supposedly the names of the most generous men.
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Least Generous Men
Least Generous Women