(Closed) Most Hated Baby Names

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 165
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

I have a teacher friend that has taught twins called Fish and Chips, and another set of twins called Fisher and Pykell…

Post # 166
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not a fan of people being named after cars. Mercedes, Lexus, Bentley. Really? You named your kid after a car?

Names of cities, states, counties, countries bug me. I watched a show the other day with a kid named Maryland. Haha what?

I strongly dislike Queen, Princess, Chasity, Heaven, Precious. Is your kid really going to live up to that name?

Guys with girl names. I know a male Kelly and Shannon. One of my mom’s student’s dad’s name was Princess.

For some reason I can’t stand Morgan. It’s a type of horse! That’s like naming your kid Siamese or Chihuahua.

I do like Michael. It’s a solid name like Ryan, David, Jane, Ian, Matthew, Robert.

Post # 167
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

There aren’t too many names that I actually hate. I agree with a lot of the ones posted that are just crazy or ridiculous.

Of names that actually sound like names there are a few that I’d never use just because I knew people with those names that I didn’t/don’t like or theiy are just really common.

I’d never name a child Christina. There were just SOOOOO many when I was in school, it got a tad silly to have 4 in one class.

Then there are the old style names that will never regain their populatiry. Bertha, Dorcas, Agatha, etc.

The stranger names that still sound like names, I don’t really know. I’d probably never use one for my own kid but I think the popularity of weird names actually makes it less likely that kids will be teased for their names. If 50% of the kids have weird names, then they suddenly don’t become weird 🙂 I know a girl named Henri who’s beautiful and fun and totally embraces her name. And I know a little boy named Banks–and it totally fits him.

So basically, hate is a strong word when it coems to something so personal. It might be a choice I wouldn’t make but there are worse things than living with an odd name.

Post # 169
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsKaySea:

 

Actually, fun fact, both kelly and shannon were traditionally male names that have only recently been appropriated by girls, but rapidly became re-genderized. I wonder if we will see that happening to new names like Jayden, which I already have seen girls with.

Post # 170
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Annabelle86: That’s what I was thinking..they were actually male names, along with Ashley (which I still love on a man), Leslie, Kim, and Avery. I still think they are perfectly acceptable for boys.

 

 

Post # 171
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Annabelle86: I think Jordan is switching too- I know more female Jordans than male.

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@MrsKaySea: And actually Mercedes was a name long before it was a car. I knew a girl named Mercedes, she loved it and it fit her, and I actually kind of like it.

Post # 172
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My goodness, they all annoy me. I used to do casework for families with children and all of those names were overused. Shame, because a lot of them would be great if they were not used so much.

Post # 173
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@pinky44:

I do still love ashley for a man too, it makes me think of Gone with the Wind or other old romantic movies.

Post # 174
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

That list makes me a little sad haha it has my favorite boy AND girl name on there. . .

Post # 175
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it’s become so trendy to name children “different” names because there were so many people with completely normal, super popular, Biblical and “plain” names in our generation – seriously, there were about 5 Sarah’s in every class. These “different” names are becoming the overused, super popular names now, though.

I volunteer at a church preschool and between those kids and my friends’ kids, I know two Avas, two Owens, Chase, Ellison, Greyson, Lincoln, Emery, Ainslee, Arden, Lennon, Jaxon, McKenna, Dahlia, Adler, Madison, etc.

And you know what? I love most of those names for those kids.

 

Post # 176
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Ok, I just had to share this one. My mom is a school teacher and had two sisters, one of their names was Taranchilla (ya know, the spider!) and her sister’s name was Vagina. I.KID.YOU.NOT. My mom saw her name on the role and it also had her middle name, so she immediately called her by her middle name and not her first. But SERIOUSLY. Why would a freaking hospital allow for someone to name their child VAGINA!? Ugh, people make me so mad! She had another set of sisters named Diamond and Princess. I also hate the names Tiera and Destiny and Nevaeh. Ew. My mom also has a student this year… A’Devonte…. it is just pronounced (Dee-von-tay). I mean, really? What is with the silent A that makes NO SENSE!?

On a side note… I really want to name my future daughter Alice, but have her go by Ali (Ally). Do poeple normally pronounce Ali as “Ally” or “Ah-lee”, like, Muhammah Ali? I have always wondered this and thought this was an appropriate time to ask lol

Post # 177
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Bumble bee

@NatDawn: But Amos is completely normal name.

Also, the name Mercedes predates the car.

Post # 178
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@rachel3212:

I really believe that some parents hate their kids from the get-go and want to make their lives miserable.

Post # 179
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m sure someone’s already mentioned this, but I’m seriously tired of the locational names. Paris, Brooklyn, London, Savannah, etc. I was at the store a few months ago and this woman in line in front of me had a little girl with her who was wandering around and messing with stuff. The woman yelled at her, “Santa Fe, get over here right now!” Seriously? Santa Fe? Not just Faith or Fe? She had to throw the Santa in there. Sigh…

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