What’s In A Name: How Name Meanings Affect Your Life


Names are important. People start picking out baby names years before they’re ready to start a family, and we never get tired of commenting on the wacky names celebrities give their kids. Whether you’re Apple, Andrew, North, or Nathan your name has a big impact on your life, from small things like alphabetical seating in school right up to your job prospects when filling out a resume. PBS’s BrainCraft channel took a look at some of the surprise effects your name can have on the choices you make in life, even the unconscious ones like where you live and who you hang out with.