Thanks to Coca-Cola we now know that Irish names are the most likely to make you happy while in England are busy changing their names.

The survey was run in 8 countries as part of Coca-Cola's personalised bottle campaign "Share A Coke".

The results indicate that 87% of Irish people like their first names and believe their first names reflect their personalities.

Other findings included;

  • 76% responding that they are more likely to respond positively to a person who remembers their name.
  • 37% say they feel happy when they see their name used elsewhere.
  • only 9% of Irish survey participants were named after someone famous.

In stark contrast to Ireland people in the UK to be the most likely to alter their names with almost one in four preferring to shorten their names.