Well, plenty. Your name is the first thing most people learn about you. And according to psychologists at Ohio University, people form opinions based on your name.
Kylie, Kaitlin and Dylan are perceived as active and athletic. Tiffany, Brooke and Alexis, are thought of as popular and beautiful. And Megan, Tyler, and Josh are seen as friendly.
Also, names don't just affect people's first impression of you. Changing your name could change your life. According to name specialist Maryanna Korwitts, if you're not succeeding with your work and relationships, your name might be out of tune. It's not the way it sounds, necessarily, but you will "feel" the disharmony. How? Well, you might be drawn to a people-oriented job, but usually end up behind a desk doing paperwork. Or you'd like a long-term relationship, but you always end up alone. And it all could be because your name is out of tune.
Check out her Website. It's called "Name Power101 .com." There's a cool page where you can put your first name in, and find out how in-tune you are. For example, I typed in the name "John," and it said, "good communicator, partnership-oriented, but financial potential is low."
You can check your first name for free. But for 25 bucks, they'll re-tune your full name, and help you become the successful, powerful, attractive you, you always wanted to be.
Want to try a little name tinkering on your own? Okay, here's how to feel more feminine--Romance languages like Italian add "A's" or "I-A's" to the end of female words. If you're Julie, try going by "Julia". If you want to appear more professional, use your full name, because Timothy seems more powerful and in-charge than Tim.