Whom you marry could be influenced by your name

And, according to research out of West Point and Columbia University, another trait we find attractive in others is how similar their names are to ours. This similarity activates people’s positive, automatic associations about themselves, the researchers write.

Using Census data and marriage records, the researchers found that people are disproportionately likely to marry others whose first or last names resemble their own.

“A wedding for Jesse Jefferson and Jennifer Jeffries may be just around the corner,” the authors write.