Damien topped the poll with nine out of 10 respondents uneasy about the associations with the devil child from the 1970s film "The Omen". Myra was thenext most feared and distrusted name at 83 percent, potentially due toassociations with British serial killer Myra Hindley, the survey said.
Thatwas followed by two other prominent horror film names Carrie (a 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek), Rosemary ("Rosemary"s Baby", directed by Roman Polanski) and Judas, who the Bible says betrayed Jesus Christ.
Threequarters of respondents said they would avoid dating someone with thename Damien and 66 percent of women said they were superstitious about naming achild after someone they hated at school or an ex-boyfriend.
More than a third of respondents said they believed that teachers gave higher marksto children with attractive names and 70 percent of people said they would pass judgment about a person"s lifestyle and character based on their name.