According to the article, the Top 10 “bad boy” names are Alec, Ernest, Garland, Ivan, Kareem, Luke, Malcolm, Preston, Tyrell and Walter. The premise is that the names are unpopular and/or uncommon, so the boys become angry outcasts or something like that. While I concede some of the names are probably uncommon, I didn’t think the name Luke was unpopular or uncommon, so I find the premise suspect.
"The wrong baby name may make a boy bad
‘Ivan’ may be terrible, and ‘Alec’ not a smart choice, new study suggests
New parents may balk at naming their newborn boys such tried-and-true but yawn-inducing names as Michael or David — but a new study shows that if they play it safe, they may be doing their babies a favor."…
Full article here: msnbc.msn.com/id/31960846/ns/parenting_and_family