About the Secret Universe of Names

We all form an image of someone solely from their name before we even meet them. More often than not, we're surprised at how close we were! Why does the name Blake evoke an image of a strong and confident man, while the name Pierce creates visions of suave sophistication? Why is it that the name Cedric imbues its owner with a sense of timidity and reserve, while Hannah manages to project softness and femininity? This is no accident - it is due to powerful mechanisms buried within the sounds of our names.

Based on the best-selling book by author Roy Feinson, The Secret Universe of Names contains the results of decades of research combined with modern data analysis - over 200,000 names analyzed by their sound qualities, cultural background, popularity and 16 other metrics.