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Ridiculous Study Ranks Quality of Gift-Givers By First Name


God gave Eve to Adam, but, boy has he failed to pay it forward.

A study by British shopping site Getting Personal has analyzed data from more than a quarter of a million people who bought gifts by looking at their names and how much they spent to determine which monikers give the best and worst presents.

Yes, it’s completely unscientific and totally absurd, but, come on, you know you’re curious to see if your name appears on any of the lists.

The male Biblical triumvirate of Paul, David and Mark were the most generous men, while Rebecca, Karen and Julie showed that they lead the pack among women.

Adam was the worst at giving gifts when it came to men. Patricia was the pits among women, which means if there’s a married couple named Adam and Patricia out there, you can bet they’re going to be giving each other looks of disbelief when they swap gifts under the tree next month.

Here’s a look at the top and bottom 10 for men and women.

Most Generous Men

  1. Paul
  2. David
  3. Mark
  4. Andrew
  5. Chris
  6. John
  7. Michael
  8. James
  9. Richard
  10. Daniel

Most Generous Women

  1. Rebecca
  2. Karen
  3. Julie
  4. Sarah
  5. Jane
  6. Nicola
  7. Amanda
  8. Katie
  9. Charlotte
  10. Emma

Least Generous Men

  1. Adam
  2. Lee
  3. Ben
  4. Steven
  5. Martin
  6. Ian
  7. Matthew
  8. Robert
  9. Peter
  10. Simon

Least Generous Women

  1. Patricia
  2. Diane
  3. Gillian
  4. Janet
  5. Kerry
  6. Heather
  7. Anne
  8. Hayley
  9. Kim
  10. Jackie

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