A person’s name have absolutely nothing to do with the abilities, and career choice, of that person (Barring of course those people with really unfortunate names, who get mad over being made fun of, and go postal). Which is why I found a short news reports I heard on the radio yesterday amusing.
This was about a recent tennis match, the women’s singles at the French Open. I’m not interested in tennis, so I know nothing about the competition, and nothing about the players.
Which doesn’t really matter, since the announcer only referred to a single match, which apparently went rather well for the Israeli Anna Smashnova. The other name the announcer mentioned was a German player, in that match, called Anna-Lena Groenefeld.
And as someone who isn’t into tennis, there is only a single additional name of a women tennis player that I ever heard of, this being Anna Kournikova. Who admittedly did not become that well known due to her tennis skills, but it doesn’t change the fact that I did come across the name.
So, in this personal and scientifically unsound research, I must come to the conclusion that there is a distinct positive correlation between being called Anna and playing pro tennis. Further research will need to be done (by someone else, thank you very much) on whether it means Annas are better at tennis, or are just more inclined to want to play tennis.