Are Some Names More Creative than Others?

KAST 2013 web poster1There have been many famous and creative “Annes” in history: Anne Boleyn, Anne Frank, Anne Rice, Anne Hathaway, Anne Shirley (of Green Gables fame – ok, she is a fictional character, but very alive my eyes!), and it would appear that Peterborough has its own collection of faublous “Annes”. You see, on the weekend of September 21 and 22, the 29th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour will be happening and out of the 38 participants (21 of which female), 3 are “Annes” – no other female name is repeated. Coincidence? Methinks not. Based on this highly scientific study, I am able to conclude that people named “Anne” are 2 times (or 3 times?? I have no idea – I have never understood how staticians ever get that kind of data) more likely to be featured on a studio tour. This is seriously ground-breaking! (Just for clarification, I am one of the “Annes” – while I have no recollection of EVER being called that, it is what is on my birth certficate and driver’s license).

And what about the men, you ask? Out of 38 artists (18 of which are male), 4 (!!) are named “John”! Clearly, if you want an artistic boy who grows up to take part in a studio tour, name him “John”.

If you want to know more about all 38 of the subjects of this thorough study, head on over the the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour website, organized by the Art Gallery of Peterborough and see you on the studio tour!

PS: I’m stop #12 on the tour!


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