Name Your Child 'Peter' if You Want Him to Be a CEO

LinkedIn, the professional social networking site that exists only so that it can email me every two days, has taken a page from OK Cupid's book and mined its user base for meme-worthy data! First up: "The top CEO names."

By examining the profiles of CEOs and finding names that are over-represented, the site has come up with a list of what it calls "The Top CEO Names on LinkedIn." In other words, anyone who does not have one of the names listed above has no hope of ever being a CEO. They are... pretty boring? The conclusion we can draw from this data is basically that CEOs (who have profiles on LinkedIn) have boring, WASPy names. (Far more interesting/funny are the names LinkedIn says are overrepresented in the restaurant industry: Thierry, Philippe and Laurent.)

[LinkedIn]