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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.

The List of Britain's Clumsiest Names 2018

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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

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.

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Britain's clumsiest names list for 2018 revealed

  1. James
  2. David
  3. Paul
  4. Sarah
  5. Mark
  6. Michael
  7. John
  8. Chris
  9. Andrew
  10. Alex
  11. Richard
  12. Tom
  13. Emma
  14. Daniel
  15. Simon
  16. Matthew
  17. Ben
  18. Peter
  19. Sam
  20. Adam
  21. Laura
  22. Robert
  23. Charlotte
  24. Hannah
  25. Rebecca
  26. Nick
  27. Claire
  28. Jack
  29. Sophie
  30. Lucy
  31. Stephen
  32. Anna
  33. Thomas
  34. Jonathan
  35. George
  36. Amy
  37. Katie
  38. Matt
  39. Joe
  40. Martin

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