Offensive Study Reveals Names Of The 'Best Wives'
Everyone has a different opinion of what constitutes the perfect wife.
But did you know that your name can say a lot about your homemaking abilities?
That's right. Siteopia, a website that sells domain names, recently surveyed 2,000 people in order to determine the most popular names of women who make the "best wives."
If you're dying to know whether or not you're trophy wife material, here's the list of the top 10 names of ladies who supposedly make the best housewives.
1. Katie 2. Sophie 3. Louise 4. Sarah 5. Emily 6. Charlotte 7. Elizabeth 8. Amy 9. Jessica 10. Lucy
Now if you look at all of the names on this list, you might notice that there's a slight problem with this little research project.
Out of the billions of possible women's names, this narrow-minded survey allowed its participants to choose from a list comprised of mostly white Anglo-Saxon names.
I mean seriously, WTF Siteopia?! It's 2016. You couldn't branch out a little bit and include a diverse sampling of names from different cultures around the world? SMDH.
As you can probably imagine, lot of people are pretty upset Siteopia published a survey that low key implies only ladies from the Anglo-Saxon realm make great housewives.
Plus, Siteopia is also under fire for the methods it used to determine what it is exactly that separates the trophy wives from the mediocre homemakers.
Siteopia made a vague statement defending the methodology:
Every time we hear mention of a name, we naturally associate particular values or impressions based on our past experiences. It seems certain names tend to crop up more than others when thinking about the qualities of a good husband or wife, and the lists no doubt make interesting reading to many.
When you pair this with the fact that most of the names on the list having meanings that coincide with qualities of a presumably good wife — i.e.: Katie means "pure" and Sophie means "wisdom" — you can kind of get the gist of what Siteopia was saying.
However, I'm just going to make the assumption that Siteopia didn't follow good research practices when conducting this ridiculous survey.
So, it's probably best to take these results of this lighthearted survey with a grain of salt.