Sorry to all the Gertrudes and Bobs out there.
It seems that Italian is indeed the language of love. In a recent survey done by BabyNameWizard.com, thousands of readers rated names for sexiness on a scale of one to 100—and Latin (specifically Italian) names filled the lists for both boys and girls.
Alessandro ranked numero uno in terms of sexy boys names, while Scarlett was deemed the sexiest name for girls. Eye the full list of the 20 steamiest names:
On the flip side, Bob and Gertrude came in first place for least-sexy names. Ernest, Bertha, Norman, Agnes, Dick, Ethel, Howard, and Mildred were considered not-so-hot, too.
This comes on the heels of recent research that found that having a screen name that starts with a letter from the latter half of the alphabet (N through Z) hurts your chances of finding love online. Who knew your birth name could impact your love life so much??
But, hey: Don’t worry if your name wasn’t picked as one of the most seductive. When it comes to actually being hot, we say it’s about your attitude and confidence above all else. (Though that could just be our lack of sexy names talking—no one on the WomensHealthMag.com team made the list!)