The Shorter Your First Name, The More You Will Earn, Says Study

Want to know the highest-paid male and female names?

Here goes: Tom, Bob, Dale, Doug, and Wayne for guys. Lynn, Melissa, Cathy, Dana and Christine for gals.

The shorter your first name, the more you will earn on average, the online career site TheLadders made news.

TheLadders found in a study, that every additional letter in a name correlates to a $3,600 drop in annual salary. Those who go by a shorter nicknme also outearn counterparts who go by the corresponding full name, the study found.

Bill usually scores a bigger paycheck than William. Debbies earn more than Deborah. Sounds like it's better to be Curt than Courtney.