An interesting article was in the NY Daily News and I believe it was part of a nationwide study so you may have seen it in your local paper.
It was about names, HR departments and discrimination. Applicants would apply to a job let's say to be an Executive Assistant and about 99% of the time the applicants with names like Jane, Ashley, Victoria, Patricia and Catherine were getting call backs but those with more unique names (spelling and sounding) were rarely called back.
In a bout of pregnancy insanity I almost named my daughter an unusual name for a girl: Ryan. Yes, I know. And you can laugh because I am insane but you have to understand here in New York it is very common to see a girl named Kyle or Blaine. But because of that article I rethought that choice.
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