You know the culprits…

People called Emma and Matt are officially the stingy friends.

A study carried out in The UK by examined 3,000 of their customers and asked them who were the biggest spenders and who was a little tighter with the purse strings. Off the back of that research, it compiled a list of the top 10 men and women’s names matched with splashing the cash.

They found that Karen and Joshua are more likely to get a round in on a night out.

Their study also took a look at who was more careful with their hard-earned cash and were thus, more likely to hunt down discounts and details where possible. These were the names more likely to be a bit protective of their money:

The list of stingiest women:

  1. Emma
  2. Katie
  3. Julie
  4. Alice
  5. Zoe
  6. Kelly
  7. Lucy
  8. Claire
  9. Sarah
  10. Amy

The list of stingiest men:

  1. Matthew
  2. Jack
  3. Sam
  4. James
  5. Simon
  6. Edward
  7. Connor
  8. Paul
  9. Ben
  10. Liam

Meanwhile, these were the people who were more inclined to splash the cash:

The list of generous women:

  1. Karen
  2. Courtney
  3. Stephanie
  4. Maddie
  5. April
  6. Jessica
  7. Mary
  8. Georgia
  9. Catherine
  10. Amanda

The list of generous men:

  1. Joshua
  2. Chris
  3. Callum
  4. Scott
  5. Lewis
  6. Luke
  7. Jacob
  8. Marcus
  9. Philip
  10. Andy

Cas Paton, the founder of, told The Mirror:

“We thought it would be fascinating to see which names are synonymous with the top spenders onsite, and also the names of those who are more careful with their money, opting for deals and discounts over full-priced products.

“Who knew there’s such a common parallel with names and shopping habits, there seems to be a lot more to a name than we initially thought.”