Can I get an amen?
Gather round my fellow oddly-named brethren. I mean you, the Wyatts and the Rivers and the North Wests of the world. It's time to celebrate us, in all our unpronounceable glory. All of the childhood embarrassment and crippling fear of first days of schools and substitute teachers was worth it, because science just proved that we've actually got a huge advantage over the regularly-named (read: boring) people.
According to Yahoo! Parenting, having a unique name can impact a child's personality in a positive way—in short, they rise to meet the standards set by the name.
"It's a self-fulfilling prophecy that begins with an unusual name and ultimately leads to unconventional or creative thinking," an expert told the site. "When you think of yourself as different, you might in turn think and behave differently."
That sounds pretty good to us, but does it hold true in real life? We say yes. All of the children we know with bizarre names seem to be above average on the creativity scale. Just look at North West: She's basically a living, breathing genius! She knows how to pull a roller suitcase and everything. And clearly those Paltrow kids are a cut above the rest (although it's worth pointing out that we think Moses is going just a bit too far on the odd name scale).
So there you have it: If your name makes people go, WTF?, don't feel bad. Just know you're better than all the Sarahs and Megans and Emilys out there.