Class- conscious teachers spot the potential troublemakers on the first day of term - by looking at the names in the register.
Researchers claim more than one in three teachers 'expect' children with certain names to be more of a handful than others.
YOUNGSTERS CALLED Callum, Connor, Jack, Chelsea, Courtney and Chardonnay are seen as the most likely to disrupt the class.
Nearly half of teachers, 49%, admitted making assumptions about a child when they first look at the register in September. The study formulated a TEACHER'S PET And PEST NAME CHART to show how children can expect to be pigeon holed. It reveals how pupils called Alexander, Adam, Christopher, Elizabeth, Charlotte and Emma are reckoned to be the brainy ones.
Faye Mingo, of parenting club, http://www.bounty.com/, who carried out the survey of 3,000 teachers said yesterday, "It's only natural for teachers to make judgements based on the behaviour of former pupils with the same name.
"But I'm sure they are happy to be proved wrong. After all there is always an exception to every rule."
Eric Webster, vice-chairman of Family And Youth Concern said "I would hate to think that teachers treat children differently based on their name or address."
A children's support group said there was "clearly a risk" if pupils were judged by their names.
Tim Burke of the National Youth Agency said "In some teachers minds it could literally be a case of give a dog a bad name but they most recognise this and instead judge people by the things they do and who they are."
The study also found the naughtiest children are the most popular.
SOURCE: Richard Smith, The Mirror.
Being called Tracy, I have heard all the jokes. Like Sharon's, we, Tracy's, are of loose morals, wear extremely short skirts with white stilettos and, like blondes, are of low intelligence.
Are you/have you a child named Callum, Connor, Jack, Chelsea, Courtney, Chardonnay, Adam, Christopher, Elizabeth, Charlotte or Emma? If so, were they treat any differently because of their name?