People named Tracey and Colin found to be the biggest complainers in the UK

Sandra Salathe
Friday 30 April 2021 14:12
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For some individuals, complaining comes naturally, and according to new data the Colins and Traceys of the world do it best. In an attempt to find the champions of complaining, Psydro gathered data on negative reviews published across the UK during a period of 18 months.

The data was spilt into two categories, one for women and the other for men. For women, Tracey was out in front, followed by Sue/Suzanne, Vicky, Wendy, Caroline, Jan, Abbie/Abigail, Sharon, Julie and Jackie/Jacqueline. For men, Colin came out on top above Greg, John/Jon, Ian, Martin, David/Dave, Paul, Arron/Aaron, James and Mark.

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Considering the negative association the name ‘Karen’ had over the last year or so, we’re surprised not to see her on the list.

The data was also broken down by counties, with Nottinghamshire in the lead with residents 102% more likely to complain than those from Dorset - home to the least complaints. It was followed by South Yorkshire, Surrey, Greater London, Bristol, Hertfordshire, Greater Manchester, Kent, Northumbria, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Lancashire.

“We might be being a little bit tongue-in-cheek here but at Psydro, we’re committed to ensuring that the customer has access to the most transparent, honest and helpful reviews,” Tony Ward, founder of Psydro, a social reviews platform said.

“So despite the negative connotations of being a complainer, a bit of a thank you does need to go out to every Tracey and Colin, for making other customers aware of potential issues with a product or service so they can spend wisely,” he added.