The article cited that those kids with popular names were less likely to commit crimes while unusual or unpopular names committed more crimes.
So in a 'random' attempt to distinguish who may be criminally prone, I've investigated a few names. Here's the findings based on name popularity from my generation.
Names are listed in order of criminal potential - starting from lowest to highest! (completely non-scientific!)
Michael (Most Popular Boy's Name)
Jennifer (Most Popular Girl's Name)
Ethan (345th) - it was 38th in 1998 though
Just a note, but there was not even a Taffy, Syndi or Cheiko on the whole list!
What does that say?
Final words from the study:
"And while these names are not the direct cause of criminal behavior, boys with uncommon names are treated differently by other kids, making it difficult for them to form healthy relationships. Also, kids with unpopular names are more prone to acting out because they consciously or unconsciously dislike their names."Something to think about . . . .