Can you guess these strangers' names just based on their pictures?


There's a new report going around that says that you can more than likely guess what a stranger's name is just based on their picture with up to 40% accuracy. 

The report says that people adapt their look to their name by subconsciously changing their hairstyles, smiling, frowning, etc. That's why some people just look like a "Dave" or a "Steve" or maybe even a "Falen." For example, acccording to DailyMail:

Society generally expects men called Bob to have rounder faces than those called Tim, because the word looks round.

Take a look at some of our coworkers. See if you can guess what their names are, just based on their face. (Scroll down to the bottom for the answers)

How did you do?

DailyMail has more insight into the reasons why we can so accurately guess someone's name without actually knowing them.

The team found that people could match a face to the name of a stranger correctly almost half the time, far better than results from random selection, which managed 20 to 25 per cent accuracy.

They found that a computer can be specially programmed to recognise faces and score around 54 to 64 percent accuracy. 

Scroll down for the answers!

Here are the answers!

1. Mattie

2. Damond

3. Melissa

4. Nan

5. Ben

6. Michelle

7. Abbie


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