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Women called Katie, Sophie and Louise make the best wives – while the best husbands are men named David, Andrew and Daniel, it has been revealed. A light-hearted study of 2,000 adults looked at the virtues associated with common first names based on their experiences with their own partners as well as those of friends, relatives and colleagues.
Other names of wives who were most likely to be kind, caring, and good partners overall were Sarah and Emily.
Women named Charlotte and Elizabeth were seen as particularly desirable and made the top list of wives men appreciate most.
Amy and Jessica also featured highly, while Lucy rounded off the top ten.
The research was commissioned by domain name site Siteopia.com.
A spokesman said:
”Every time we hear mention of a name we naturally associate particular values or impressions based on our past experiences.
”It seems certain names tend to crop up more than others when thinking about the qualities of a good husband or wife and the lists no doubt make interesting reading to many.
”Of course, people shouldn’t be judged on a name alone, so while men like David and Andrew seem to be top of the pile, they’ve still got to uphold that reputation day to day.”
While John rounded off the top five husbands women said make the best husband material.
Other names girls should keep an eye out for were William, Simon and James – all proving a good catch.
And Chris and Stephen completed the top 10 names of the best husbands.
Girls called Emma and Gemma just missed out on the list of favourable names for men’s better halves, as did Ellie, Nicole and Grace.
Men called Mark, Rob and Pete also narrowly missed out on the list of the top 10 most reliable husband names.
The Siteopia.com spokesman added:
”Whether it’s through celebrities or people we already know, there’s a lot of power in a name and they are something everyone has an opinion on.
”In both a personal and business context, whenever we first hear a name we immediately attribute certain qualities.
”If starting a business or website the same consideration should always go toward choosing the name and could be the difference between success and failure.”
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