Clumsiest names in the UK revealed!
By : Mat Pitman /
Do you know a butterfingers named James? Or an uncoordinated Sarah? New data revealed by tech repair specialist iSmash, uncovers the clumsy truth behind the UK’s rising need for phone repairs. Using data from its stores, iSmash ranked the population’s clumsiest men and women according to their first names - with James and Sarah coming out top.
Data collected from over 25,000 phone repairs across the UK in the last three months has shown that James’ and Sarah’s are among the most likely people to damage their handsets. The data also exposes city slickers aren’t so slick when it comes to their phones, with Canary Wharf, Chelsea and Hammersmith being in the top three clumsiest locations nationwide.
After Sarah, the women most likely to be seen picking up the pieces are Emma, Laura and Charlotte. Don’t be surprised if you see David, Paul and Mark donning a broken screen either as they come close behind those named James. Matin’s and Joe’s can sleep soundly knowing they won’t be needing a repair any time soon, as they are the least likely to break their devices.
If you’re wondering about whether the phone model plays a role, the data suggests that those pesky iPhones take the top 9 places for most breakable phones, followed closely by the slippery Samsung.
Julian Shovlin, the founder of iSmash, added: “We carried out the research to see if there was any correlation that might exist between names and phone breakages, with the results suggesting that certain names have less luck than others. Damaging your phone is always very inconvenient and if your name is on the list, I would suggest buying a case to help save you from future breakages. Thankfully, if you do break your device, there are trusted stores out there that can get your device repaired swiftly and safely, leaving you with minimal downtime, no matter how clumsy you are.”
The study follows recent figures released by iSmash which ranked the clumsiest regions in the UK, collated from 160,000 online searches, where the North was officially coined the most precarious place to own a phone, with breakages more likely. To view the full list of clumsy towns and cities, click here.
iSmash is also offering £10 off repairs for anyone called James or Anna until the end of November 2018 when booked online at www.ismash.com.
Here is a full rundown of the UK's 30 clumsiest people...perhaps politely decline if they ask to borrow your phone! If you're one of them and you need an iPhone screen repair or have dropped your Samsung Galaxy, get in touch for us to diagnose and repair today.
Britain's clumsiest names list for 2018 revealed