Want a good job? Better have a good name baby!

WHEN it comes to naming your child, the opinion of one particular group of people should always be considered.

That is Sabrina Rogers-Anderson's advice to parents naming their newborns.

While researching names and naming trends, she said many employers had admitted they could not but help judge a person by their name.

Ms Rogers-Anderson said they found themselves prejudiced by certain names or unique spellings.

With resumes often the first impression potential employers had for would-be employees, a person's name could sometimes make or break their chances.

Posts on the Sunshine Coast Daily Facebook page revealed the different methods parents used when selecting baby names in 2014.

Some, like Nikki Rijken, drew inspiration from popular culture. She named her daughter Vayda after the main character in the 1991 movie My Girl.

Others, like Candice Bernard, named their children after places.

She called her daughter Kailee because she liked the sound of Kayleigh Drive in Maroochydore but wanted a different spelling.

Mick Bender blended both, calling his now five-year-old son Xavier Byron after Xavier Rudd and popular holiday destination Byron Bay.



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