Edit this Published in Freakonomics Radio How Much Does Your Name Matter? Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/280747/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend A kid's name can tell us something about his parents -- their race, social standing, even their politics. But is your name really your destiny?