Is Your First Name Really an Indicator of Success?

May 12, 2013

Earlier this week, the Business section of the Flemish quality newspaper ‘De Standaard’ reported that the shorter the first name, the higher the income (see here). The article showed a pricture of Bill Gates, with the caption: “Was using the nickname ‘Bill’ the key to the success of William Henry Gates?”. The newspaper was refering to research carried out by TheLadders, a “job-matching service for career-driven professionals” and reported here.