People named Emma and Matt found to be the stingiest, according to research

People named Matt and Emma have been found to be the stingiest people – with those called Karen and Joshua the most likely to flash the cash.

Online marketplace OnBuy.com surveyed 3,000 of its British customers to discover their spending habits and find out who the big spenders are and who’s associated with being frugal.

It’s complied a list of the top 10 men and women’s names matched with being shopaholics – showing who your best bets are to get a round in on a night out.

The study also shows who’s more careful with their hard-earned money, hunting down the deals and discounts where possible.



Joshua and Chris are the men’s names most associated with splashing the cash

Top 20 ‘shopaholic’ names:

Women:

  1. Karen
  2. Courtney
  3. Stephanie
  4. Maddie
  5. April
  6. Jessica
  7. Mary
  8. Georgia
  9. Catherine
  10. Amanda

Men:

  1. Joshua
  2. Chris
  3. Callum
  4. Scott
  5. Lewis
  6. Luke
  7. Jacob
  8. Marcus
  9. Philip
  10. Andy



Some said half their monthly wage goes on online shopping

Top 20 most frugal names:

Women:

  1. Emma
  2. Katie
  3. Julie
  4. Alice
  5. Zoe
  6. Kelly
  7. Lucy
  8. Claire
  9. Sarah
  10. Amy

Men:

  1. Matthew
  2. Jack
  3. Sam
  4. James
  5. Simon
  6. Edward
  7. Connor
  8. Paul
  9. Ben
  10. Liam


Many of us overspend online

The survey revealed 88 per cent of us spend regularly online, with 34 per cent admitting they splash half their month wage buying consumer goods on the internet.

Almost two thirds (65 per cent) of those taking part said they had spent beyond their means when getting carried away online. Just under half said most of their disposable cash goes on food and drink.

Cas Paton, founder of OnBuy.com, said: “With thousands of people going through our site daily, we see a host of shopping habits and trends, whether that’s by name, age or location.

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“Therefore, we thought it would be fascinating to see which names are synonymous with the top spenders onsite, and also the names of those who are more careful with their money, opting for deals and discounts over full-priced products.

“Who knew there’s such a common parallel with names and shopping habits, there seems to be a lot more to a name than we initially thought.”