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What do you want to be when you grow up, Mr. Doctor?

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July 9, 2010
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New research in Names: A Journal of Onomastics has found that people’s names can influence the type of career they take.

New research in Names: A Journal of Onomastics has found that people’s names can influence the type of career they take.

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The studies, carried out by Professor Ernest Abel of Wayne State University in Michigan, found that people with the surname “Doctor” were more likely to be doctors than lawyers, whereas those with the surname “Lawyer” were more likely to be lawyers.

One study also showed that the first few letters of physicians’ surnames were significantly related to their speciality: for example, Raymonds were more likely to be radiologists.


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  1. Abel, Ernest L. Influence of Names on Career Choices in Medicine. Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 2010; 58 (2): 65-74 (10) DOI: 10.1179/002777310X12682237914945

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