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Naughtiest children's names of 2019

And other stories from the stranger side of life

As Santa puts together his list of the naughtiest and nicest children this year, he may find a shortcut by consulting the annual list compiled by School Stickers, a provider of rewards in schools, which has worked out the names most likely to be associated with good and bad behaviour in school. According to the study of 27,000 children across the country, the children most likely to end up on the naughty step are those named Alexandra, Esther, Faith, Lydia, Nicole, Logan, Harrison, Liam, Jacob and Leo. Meanwhile, the best behaved kids are called Sophie, Jessica, Olivia, Emily, Grace, Jack, Joshua, Harry, Oliver and Charlie.

Man creates dating app where women can only match with him

A man in the US has found an unorthodox way to up his chances while using online dating apps. Aaron Smith from North Carolina has created a dating app with a unique feature - he is the only man on it. The parody app, which Smith has named Singularity, allows users to swipe through several different pictures of him. “The biggest problem with the other apps is that my face is not featured prominently,” he said.

Secret Santa tradition stresses out millennials

The Secret Santa gift exchange causes anxiety for millennials who fear being seen as “stingy” by their fellow workers, according to a new study. It found that the festive tradition, in which people are anonymously assigned a work colleague to buy a Christmas gift for, found that 78% of millennials felt they contributed “more than they should”.

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