No honour, no pride: a brief history of Tim

Are you a Tim? Does your name doom you to a life of inconsequentiality, or even failure? Science writer Tim Dowling talks about recent research on Tims, which claims that the “Tim face” is “pinched and reserved”. Do people like Tim Berners-Lee (who invented the World Wide Web) succeed in spite of their name? What about Tim the Enchanter? And does the same go for Timothy?