If you want to head a goliath, be called David

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  • No thanks. Bad enough pushing children to be lawyers, to foist on them such dreary bland names as David, Andrew, Michael would be child cruelty. Will probably call mine Leroy or Perry.

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  • Perry Green? Even worse than a lawyer. With a name like that he will turn out a fal-con man.

    (sorry)

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  • Do you get extra points for being Digital Dave?

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  • Witty one there Scep Tick. Enjoyed that gem of a pun. Now are you a David or an Andrew?

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  • @ Phil Green
    And if you have a daughter you could call her Teresa.
    I really can't see what the beef is about them being `middle class' names. Do we really want the lower orders with names like Lee and Ryan and their vulgar Sarf Lunnon accents assaulting our delicate sensibilities and upsetting our clients? I think not!
    God bless the squire and his relations
    And keep us in our proper stations.

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  • @Phil
    What if I were a Robin? Or a Martin?

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  • I notice their all typically european names, there's a surprise.

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  • @ city gent

    I'm glad to say that many people don't share your outdated views

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  • This is interesting research, but in my view it does not go far enough.
    What about the ideal first name / surname combination.
    Is it David Davidson?
    Please journo bods at the Lawyer spend our subscription money researching this point so that I can name my children accordingly.

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  • @ Anonymous 11:54
    That's hardly surprising, as the firms are based in England, which is (albeit reluctantly) part of Europe.
    And by the way it's "they're" not "their", and Europe, being a proper noun, is spelt with a capital "E". I assume that you are not employed by the type of firm included in the survey.
    @ Anonymous 11:56
    I'm afraid you are wrong. The survey clearly shows that my views are virtually universal amongst the elite firms.

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