• Jacob, Daniel, Thomas, James and Adam are the names of the best behaved boys in 2014
  • Joseph, Cameron, William, Jake and Joshua have a month to improve their behaviour
  • Amy, Georgia, Emma, Charlotte and Grace are the names of the best behaved girls
  • Ella, Bethany, Eleanor, Olivia and Laura need to be good all December

Children named Jacob and Amy are most likely to be at the top of Santa’s ‘nice list’ this Christmas.

Research by School Stickers, the leader in school rewards, has revealed that children with these names are the most likely to be well behaved.


However girls called Ella and boys called Joseph appear to be more prone to naughtiness and may not receive as many presents from Santa this Christmas. However, as this is only the ‘draft’ list kids still have a month to improve their behaviour!


The annual study revealed that boys called Jacob, Daniel, Thomas, James and Adam are the most likely to receive School Stickers rewards (for good behaviour in the classroom). But parents should be wary of naming their sons Joseph, Cameron, William, Jake or Joshua as these names appear least often among recipients (of rewards).


Mums and dads are more likely to have an easier time if they have a daughter called Amy, Georgia, Emma, Charlotte or Grace all names at the top of the School Stickers reward ‘league’. But if their little girl is named Ella, Bethany, Eleanor, Olivia or Laura, they could have trouble on their hands!


School Stickers supplies 10,000 schools with stickers, postcards and certificates which teachers give pupils for good behaviour and achievement. Teachers can have online codes on the rewards and this year over 58,000 pupils have logged a reward in their online sticker book and competed in competitions using these rewards. Analysis on the registration name and stickers collected reveals who got awarded the most stickers – the nicest – and who got the least – the naughtiest!  Four million rewards have been redeemed since was launched seven years ago, more than one million in the last 12 months.


Neil Hodges, Managing Director, School Stickers said, “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 Jacobs that can be a bit of a handful. School Stickers has been trusted by thousands of schools to reward pupils for good behaviour and achievement ever since it was created by a teacher in 2000. We’re proud that our products motivate and inspire young people, whatever their names!”


Nicest Girls Naughtiest Girls Nicest Boys Naughtiest Boys
Amy Ella Jacob Joseph
Georgia Bethany Daniel Cameron
Emma Eleanor Thomas William
Charlotte Olivia James Jake
Grace Laura Adam Joshua
Sophie Holly Harry Jamie
Abigail Courtney Samuel Lewis
Hannah Amber Jack Benjamin
Emily Caitlin Oliver Ethan
Alice Jade Ryan Luke


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