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Do Your Kids’ Names Make The Naughty Or Nice List?

It’s back – School Stickers recently published their annual list of naughty and nice names just in time for Christmas. So, the big question is, have your kids been naughty or nice? Come and see the 40 children’s names that made Santa’s lists.

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Are you a mum to a Chloe, Emily, Harry or Jack? Do you have a Jacob, Charlie, Georgia or Isabelle at home? Congratulations! Your child’s name made the list. But which one?

Naughty or Nice? It’s All In The Name

Every year School Stickers, a UK-based sticker company, brings a bit of fun to the baby name game by revealing their top 20 naughty and nice names for boys and girls.

Santa’s Nice List:

 GirlsBoys
ChloeJack
EmilyDaniel
SophieJoshua
JessicaHarry
MeganJames
LucyThomas
HannahSamuel
AmyLuke
LaurenWilliam
KatieBenjamin

Santa’s Naughty List:

GirlsBoys
LauraAdam
EleanorJoseph
DaisyCharlie
AnnaCallum
RubyBen
IsabelleJacob
ElizabethMatthew
AliceRyan
GeorgiaEthan
JasmineOliver

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The Science Behind the Lists

While the annual report is all a bit of fun, there is some truth to the names that make the lists. So how does it work?

School Stickers supplies thousands of schools with stickers, postcards and certificates. Teachers give these to pupils for good behaviour and achievement.

The names on the naughty and nice list are compiled from the virtual rewards automatically recorded through their database.

On their blog the company says: “To enable teachers, pupils and parents to track the rewards given, some schools give out coded rewards which are automatically recorded.”

“Last analysis on the data reveals which names were awarded the most stickers, the nicest, and which were awarded the least, the naughtiest!”

Just A Bit of Christmas Fun

Managing director of School Stickers Neil Hodges is quick to point out that while the naughty and nice list is amusing, it shouldn’t be taken seriously.

“All schools reward differently, with some giving out hundreds, and some thousands of rewards. So there is about as much accuracy to this as if Rudolf had written it.”

Fact or fiction, it’s all a little bit of Christmas fun. My son’s name made the naughty list (no surprise there) but my daughter’s name didn’t make it this year. What about your kids?

If you are searching for the perfect baby names, check out our extensive list of adorable names right here. 

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written by:

Jenna Galley

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna traded in the cold mountain air for the laid back lifestyle of Australia nine years ago. She is now a mum to one son, one daughter, one dog and one cat, all of whom live with her and her partner in Cairns, QLD. When not writing about the ups and downs of parenting, she is usually outside doing some form of physical activity or indulging in a glass of antioxidant-infused fruit drink. Okay, it's wine.