Post # 1
From The Baby Name Wizard’s Laura Wattenberg
- Nevaeh (“Heaven” spelled backward and one of the most divisive names around, according to Wattenberg.)
- Destiny (People dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said — and many felt associated this name with exotic dancers.)
- Addison (An example of a masculine named turned feminine, which many people dislike, Wattenberg said)
- Gertrude (People said this name is “ugly.”)
- Kaitlyn (For its “made-up” spelling.)
- Kaden (These rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported.)
- Hunter (Too much like a last name or “too violent.”)
- Bentley (People dislike brand-name names, Wattenberg found, calling them “trashy”)
- Michael (Too boring, according to some.)
What do you all think about these names?
Post # 3
Ha! Michael, and then Jackson! LOL!
Thankfully, I’ve not heard it recently, but I HATE the name EGBERT. What is that supposed to be???
Post # 4
@Mrs Sarah McK: Interesting list. I don’t *hate* any of these names, but I don’t think I’d jump on the “__ayden” bandwagon for boys. There are too many of them running around these days. 🙂
My least favorite name is anything spelled pretetiously. Something like “Cyndii”, or “Kelleye” or “Nycole”
Post # 5
I agree, although I do like Addison
Post # 6
I like Madison, Addison, Kaitlyn (Caitlyn) and Brayden. Ugh, and my new nephew’s name is Hunter. I think it is so cute. I don’t know why they make these lists. It’s all personal and their opinion. I want to say to this author, thanks for letting me know what you don’t like but don’t diss my baby’s name.
Post # 7
I worked with a girl in college named Kellye and I was also so annoyed by that superfluous ‘e’ tagged on the end.
Post # 8
@woodwindwaker: I seriously LOLed when I read “Egbert”. 🙂 Oh boy. Mildred is also a bad one! What about Doyle? Yuck.
Post # 9
I definitely agree with the Neveah, Destiny, Angel, Heavenly, etc. names.. the rest don’t bother me too much o that list.. one name I don’t see all the hype in is “Gianna”, I know about 10 people who have named their daughter that in the past few years and its cute, but not cute enough to be some crazy name invasion.
Post # 11
I don’t know if this is an urban legend or not, but I’ve been hearing Le-a but pronounced “Le-dash-ah”.
Post # 12
Oh yeah, total urban legend, like Shithead pronounced “Shuh-theed” and the brothers Orangejello and Lemonjello.
Post # 13
@farmgirl2106: I’ve heard that too! And another urban legend about a woman not knowing what to name her baby girl until she went to the bathroom just as her labor began. Baby’s name? “Rollatisha”
Think about it. It’s really heinous. 🙂
Post # 14
@farmgirl2106: it HAS to be an urban legend, everyone i know has a cousin or friend who has a patient or student or met someone name La-a… come ON, I believe there is one out there, I don’t believe that there are THAT many, or that everyone I know, knows this ONE Le-a
Post # 15
Very much agreement, on my part. I like the way all the rhymes with Aiden names sound, but they strike me as very trendy. I’m tired of Madison and Addison and think they sound pretentious, but I actually really love the trend of giving girls boys names… I’m actually really into androgynous names for both girls and boys.
The spellings drive me nuts. It’s one thing if there’s multiple accepted spellings, but sometimes it’s people trying to be creative who end up just giving their kid a headache from trying to correct people.
Post # 16
My husband, sister and I joked when I was pregnant about picking a totally common name and spelling it TOTALLY ridiculously….
like Kelly….spelled Quellie 🙂