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The 20 Most Common Names For Badly Behaved Children

If you give your kid these names, they might need a few extra time-outs.

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Have you got an Ella or a Joseph on your hands? You might need to break out the child locks.

An annual survey from the company School Stickers has collected data on which children's names are the most common for kids who are well-behaved, and ones who could use a time-out.

School Stickers, which tracks children's behavior and digitally rewards ones for behaving well, collected and analyzed data based on 1 million entries and released a "naughty list" of names.

From the 60,000 children tracked, here's what the company listed as the top names for well-behaved and poorly behaved kiddos:

Top 10 Worst-Behaved Girl Names:

1. Ella
2. Bethany
3. Eleanor
4. Olivia
5. Laura
6. Holly
7. Courtney
8. Amber
9. Caitlin
10. Jade

Top 10 Worst-Behaved Boy Names:

1. Joseph
2. Cameron
3. William
4. Jake
5. Joshua
6. Jamie
7. Lewis
8. Benjamin
9. Ethan
10. Luke

And now for the good kids:

Top 10 Best-Behaved Girl Names:

1. Amy
2. Georgia
3. Emma
4. Charlotte
5. Grace
6. Sophie
7. Abigail
8. Hannah
9. Emily
10. Alice

Top 10 Best-Behaved Boy Names:

1. Jacob
2. Daniel
3. Thomas
4. James
5. Adam
6. Harry
7. Samuel
8. Jack
9. Oliver
10. Ryan

Neil Hodges, School Stickers' managing director, explained on the website that the findings are supposed to be lighthearted:

The annual "Santa's Naughty and Nice list" is just a bit of fun, and obviously there are many Ella's and Joseph's that are perfect little angels, just as I'm sure there are many Amy's and [Jacob's] that can be a bit of a handful.

Better luck next year, Bethany, Olivia, Jake, and Lewis!

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