(Closed) Most Hated Baby Names

posted 11 years ago in Babies
Post # 195
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

the worst name I ever heard? 

Courteisha

swear to god…she went to my school 

oh and I met a kid named Bugatti 

I do volunteer work at local public schools so I see a lot of strange names

Post # 196
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Helper bee

I’ve never been a fan of super common names, which for people my age are the 80s hits like Jennifer, Jessica, Amanda, Lauren, Ashley. Growing up, I always felt bad for girls who had to go by the first letter of their last name, or even their entire name (i.e. in high school we had 2 Ashley B’s so you’d have to say the last name as well). So even though there are some popular or growing-in-popularity names that I really like, I will do my best to not name my kids anything where there’s a high likelihood that they won’t be able to just go by their first name. My name isn’t very common (Marcy) and I’ve always enjoyed that about it.

Post # 197
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I knew this one girl that was named Angelica ..and then I ran into her a few years later and she was obviously going through some sort of phase because she corrected me on the pronounciation… she now goes by “Angel-EE-KA”

Umm.. Ok.

Post # 198
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@CanadianMermaid: Haha.  I went to high school with a girl named Charis (CARE-iss) who decided midway through senior year that she was going to be Sha-REESE.

Post # 199
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Aww…kinda makes you feel bad for the people that actually named their kids one of these.  You never name your kid thinking….I want people to hate this name.

Post # 200
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ok I had to post again because I met a little girl today named Homer. She was a beautiful 3-4 year old moppet. Her brother’s name was Plato. That I can get over but Homer! Her parents are professors and thought it would be cute. They are expecting again and plan to name this one Sophacles.

Post # 201
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Annabelle86: I feel the same way. I’ve met 3 male Ashley’s and they have all been incredibly handsome and very manly men. I think it goes over in the South much better than it might elsewhere. 

Post # 202
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

DH and I like the name Fiona.  Just the other day he asked me if we had a daughter named Fiona, how would we spell it?

Uhm, F-I-O-N-A?  The way you spell Fiona?

He told me he asked because someone mentioned to him that a lot of people spell it differently now, like P-H-E-A-O-N-A. 

Uhm, no.  Not happening to our potential child!

Post # 203
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My family is kind of weird for names. 

I’m a Kayleigh, which was a lucky escape from my mother’s first choice of the (completely made up) Sabaia. My two sisters are called Cherelle and Kensey. Cherelle was almost called Mercedes. If any of us had been boys, we would have been Decland. Yes, with the random D on the end. 

My cousins mostly have normal names like Molly, Alfie, Lucy, Emily… but then we have Brandon (which was weird 16 years ago but common now) and Savannah Tierney who is now 11… I only know 2 Savannahs so it works out and the name suits her.

My nephew is called Tristan, which I love so kind of annoyed it made the ‘most hated’ list. My sister got it from Stardust (even though it’s supposed to be TristRAN if we’re going by the book here).

Someone also mentioned calling kids by names specific to culture. I’m English but my fiancé is a mix of English/Spanish, I love Spanish names and so does he, so our chosen baby names are a mix of English and Spanish. 

The -ayden names are insane popular here, I know SO MANY girls (often teenage mothers, whatever that says) over the past few years whose children are ALL Jayden/Kayden and I just feel sorry for their schoolteachers!

A quick edit to add: In a movie I saw recently, there was the name Eglantine. It was a baby owl… and the hubster to be wasn’t keen. But how old-fashioned yet cute? 

Post # 204
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@pinky44:  I am actually all over the androgynous names.  I have one (though it’s much more common for women than men in this country) and I LIKE that it’s not obvious what gender I am from my name alone. (I also have a last name that doesn’t reveal my ethnicity… also love that.)

I think what happens over time is that male names like Ashley, Hilary, Lynn, Kim, etc become female names because people like giving girls original names and a girl with a somewhat masculine name is more accepted than a boy with a feminine name.  It’s actually kind of weird watching this happen to more and more names over each successive generation.

Post # 206
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ahh I hate any name that sounds trendy or made-up or rhymes with aiden, or is a normal name but is spelled in a new way, our that is any part of speech – noun, adverb, anything! They are soooo trashy!!!

Post # 208
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with Gurtrude, Bertha, and Tristen…I kinda like most of the others…lol…guess i got no taste Laughing

Post # 209
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsB-to-Be:  I hate that too…there are several names that I kinda liked but after having a terror in class it makes me want to AVOID that name at all costs . I compleetely understand

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