Can Weird Baby Names Affect Their Lives?

Can names like Ransom, Ansel, or Hashtag affect your future? 

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“Our first child has a rather weird name. Ransom is a genuine, old name, but the effects of choosing it actually made me determined not to make such an ethereal pick again. I’ve finally joined my husband on the plain-vanilla baby names bandwagon, just as everyone’s getting off it: in 2012, a third of American parents picked baby names that weren’t in the top 1,000, while the corresponding number in 1950 was 5 percent. All our other children have and will have normal, human being names from the conventional lexicon.”

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