What's The Worst Baby Name...

Baby Names... - Baby Names...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
August 28, 2009 11:43am CST
It seems like all the time I’m hearing more and more exotic or down right strange names parents are giving their kids. Now, everyone has a right to name their kids what they want but I’m wondering if some of these parents really think about it. Here’s some examples: Megatron, Hitler, Satina Kay Heather Danielle (first name and three middle names), Victory and Smurfette. I can’t really imagine naming a kid any of these names. The Satina name is nice but I think the three middle names is way too much… I think that any name, like Hitler, that has a lot of stigma attached to it is wise to avoid too. What is the most bizarre name you have heard? What is a name that you would never, ever name your child? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I think "Conception" is pretty bad. That is what my mother in law wanted to name my husband when he was born, but fortunately cooler heads reigned.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
31 Aug 09
That's bad... I agree. Thre was a little girl at the child care at my gym and when I was signing my daughter in, I saw the name - it was Dorcas. I'm not sure who would be that awful to tack that on their child!!
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
28 Aug 09
Percy is one that I wouldn't hang on my child, as well as Bruce. Nothing wrong with either of them, but I just wouldn't do it. Same with Beatrice, too old fashioned, and a few other old ones. I like most of the old names, though. I named my two boys after their grandfathers, good strong names.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Aug 09
OMG!! I just had to respond here lol. I remember Bruce because the guy that I bought my first 'car toys' from was named Bruce. Percy... Percy is a trainer at my gym. I can definitely tell you no matter how strange and wimpy those names sound, the people I know who have them are far from that!
• United States
28 Aug 09
Years ago I heard of one little girl who ended up being called Female because the father did not know what put for a name. It was pronounces Fee-maa-lay but I still don't think that helped much! I hope the poor kid changed it when she was old enough.
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@carlas (201)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I went to school with a lot of "precious", "miracle", "forte", "angel" type of names, and i think yes, it is your choice to name your kid, but let me tell you---these girls werent precious, or angels, or anything like that! I also had a classmate name Tequila. SAD!
@carlas (201)
• United States
31 Aug 09
OKAY ANOTHER FUNNY STORY! My cousins name is Kalei Doscope! Put the two names together, and you get kaleidoscope! :)
• Canada
31 Aug 09
who'd name their child tequila? sounds like a hooker name O_o
@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
28 Aug 09
"Apple" is probably one of the worst names I've ever heard, as is "Frances Bean". Frances in not so bad, but "Bean"? Weird. I've heard of that kid who was unfortunate enough to be named "Hitler," and honestly, I hope he gets it changed before too long. He'd be kicked out of every school he attended, no thanks to his parents.
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@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
28 Aug 09
"in" should be "is". Grr.
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Although, I do agree that Bean is weird... it was actually a nickname that was given to the girl before she was born for resembling a kidney bean in sonograms.
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• United States
29 Aug 09
Hello, Yeah I have never liked the name Apple as well ... It is a fruit people and that is all anyone will ever think about and worse it is not even unique . I like different less common names but nothing that would get the poor kid made fun of or think the kid is evil like Hilter.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Aug 09
JOhn or MAry
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I wouldnt have thought of them
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I don't want to start a big controvery here & NO, I am not racist at all but some of the names that black people come up with around here are ridiculous. In fact i had a close black friend whose daughter was expecting & she told her to name the baby something she could pronounce & spell. I don't understand why they think they have to do that.
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• United States
31 Aug 09
For some reason your story about your friend reminded me of a Monty Python skit: "Actually, it's spelled Raymond Luxury Yacht but it's pronounced Throat Warbeler Mangrove."
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
31 Aug 09
LOL, Thanks for your comment , Crimson. Have a great day.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
28 Aug 09
I would never name a child something that would have kids teasing them in school. Such as Hitler or Apple. The kids have enough to deal with when going to school with the bullies and the teasing. Don't name your child a name that is an object or that carries a stigma already. I like different names but not one where it will make kids tease them.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
29 Aug 09
It was bad enough my last name I married a "Tuma" and my kids always got tagged with "Tunafish" but that i could not help because it was a last name.I tried to make it up to them by naming them nice first names...
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
28 Aug 09
There certainly has been a plethora of silly sounding names for the last 20 or 30 years. I wonder how many of these kids have changed their names to something more 'normal'? That's something that you don't hear too much about. Perhaps these people embrace the uniqueness of their names...who knows? One name that I wouldn't name my child would be Judas.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
28 Aug 09
I remember reading something a long time ago about a British couple that named their child "Depressed Cupboard Cheesecake", so I looked it up online and lo and behold, there it was! Here's the article I found it in: http://www.momswhothink.com/baby-names/most-obnoxious-baby-names.html Can you believe some of the names on that list??? What's also as equally frustrating to me is when Parents choose to spell common names differently. For example, they'll spell James as "Jaymes" and Heidi as "Heidee". Their child will spend their entire lives have to correct people spelling their names incorrectly!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
28 Aug 09
Apparently who, what, when where or why was considered, but each was considered to be too common.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I think people should pay attention to names, how to pronouce and how to spell. That is a big pet peeve of mine, people who mispronounce and misspell names - FREQUENTLY. Pay attention! It is not hard to ask what people would like to be called and how you spell it. It makes you appear like a dolt if you never remember and always misspell or even call the person the wrong name. To me, that means you don't believe I'm important and apparently I don't matter enough to you for you to take the time to learn my name and remember it. Also, keep in mind that some people choose different spellings because they love a name but do not want their child to be one of five Brians (hence Bryan) in their class, or instead of calling Elisabeth Liz or Beth, maybe they call her Lisi (Lee-see).
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
29 Aug 09
Fair enough, I can appreciate people wanting to be a little different yet retain a certain name; but their child will still spend their entire life correcting people! Mis-spelling is even a frustration in regards to my own surname and it's only 5 letters for God's sake! So many times people leave the S off the end and it drives me crazy!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I know what you mean...I know a girl that names her baby girl "Sheldon Ray plus 2 other family names all men names, i thought it was horrible to put that name on that precious baby..Her idea was to name the baby after her father & the 2 grandfathers.....However guess whaT THEY CALL HER""""Vickie""", but on her birth certificate it was all those men names....She is in the family some what and we were all very shocked...
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I also know a woman that named her girls "Summer" Spring" Winter" and "autium" some may be cute but enough is enough , don't you think? Haha
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Aug 09
Hmmm. Sunshine Andrew... how about that? Yes that's a girl.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
29 Aug 09
omg THATS TERRIBLE hAHA
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
30 Aug 09
Yes I have always said that people should be careful what they name their child, but of course I grew up being Danielle Boone, so of course I'd say that. Yes, that was my birth name. As for the Satina name, I think the first name is Satina-Kay, and then has two middle names. Which I have two middle names and I gave two of my daughter's middles. Remember two middle names are fine if they flow. My two daughter's names are Regina Yvonne-Dante and McCayla Grace-Ellise. I've heard some bizarre names when I was in high school (I went to 3). I went to school with a girl named Cocaina. No, I swear it's true. A girl named Beneatha Sheets, no seriously. I've made a point to name my 6 children names that will get their job applications looked at when older. My youngest has the most unique name yet not ghetto and has meaning to our family. Her name is Arizona Jenevieve.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
30 Aug 09
[b]Ooo! I love your daughter's name! Yes, flow is all-important. My son, may he rest in peace, had 2 middle names. I have no problem with extra names, as it offers the child the opportunity to choose the one he likes most, the better to fit in, at the age when that becomes important for him. Someone here said we shouldn't name children after fruits. But why not? All names, well, real ones (which excludes such idiocy as "Moon Unit" or "Beneatha Sheets"...aghhh...) are named after things. Flowers. rocks, places, characteristics...in short: things. Fruits are things. That said, "Mango" would probably never be a bank president.... I find apples sweet, & I associate them (despite the Biblical connection) with innocence. Maybe if it flowed well with a middle name, or even just the last, it'd be fine. I probably still wouldn't vote for Apple for president, though, nor would I hire "Banana Smith" as my lawyer. Too, some states make better names for humans than others. I'd have gone to see "Arizona Jones & The Raiders of the Lost Ark," but I wouldn't even have rented "New Jersey Jones & The Three Crystals" or whatever. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@dramaqn (1990)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Love the response. Funny you should mention Mango as a name. I have friend named Tramango and some people call him Mango for short. I call him Tray. Love how you ended your reply " Where's the Birth Certificate".
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I can't really say much about the '3 middle names' I gave my second son 2 middle names :) There is no way I would stick a kid with a name like Hitler but then I've actually seen someone who named the son Satan, just my personal opinion but what are those kids going to have to deal with over time. I've had enough razing about my name, Faith, actually wanted to change my name when I was younger because I got so sick of 'are your sisters Hope and Charity?'... I kept it safe named my kids Shawn, Shannon, Valerie, and Shane - ok I didn't name one of them :)
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I think you have a beautiful name..I love the name "Faith"
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I like your name... and I like your kids' names. I don't so much like two or three middle names, if they are never used, what is the point? On the other hand, if they ARE used, it makes me think of Billy Bob Joe Don (or something similar - Peggy Sue Dawn? LOL) and that's just awful.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
29 Aug 09
i never did like my first name it isn't an odd name, some people just can't pronounce names right.my nephew named his oldest son Cain I thought that is an odd name because in the Bible Cain kills his brother Able
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
30 Aug 09
[b]Um...actually, he was able to kill his brother Abel. Sorry. It was there. I just hadda! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• United States
29 Aug 09
I hate the name Bob. It is so common and white-washed name. You never see an Asian guy or a Black guy with the name of Bob. I'm not trying to be racist but I think Bob is just a horrible name to choose from. Every one has different opinions, but I really dislike Bob. Like for example, I never liked the show Bob The Builder! And guess what nationality he is? White, or an asian/mexican with very clear skin. There are a different worse names to choose from, but for me, I hate Bob!!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
29 Aug 09
My nephews name is Bob and guess what. BLACK now that is a kicker. His Dad's name is Bob. Now true I'm white but my brother inlaw is Black and yes he got stuck with Robert-Bobby-Bob. You have a good day
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
28 Aug 09
The names that I would never pick are Octain, Willow and Storm.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
30 Aug 09
[b]Oh, but I quite like Willow! I've always associated the tree with grace & beauty! But we each have our own perceptions & associations...what does "willow" bring to mind for you? Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• United States
30 Aug 09
Well, there are unproven rumors that there are twins who are named Lemonjello and Orangejello....However, when I took my daughter to one of her pregnant check ups, her Doctor told us that the latest name 'buzz' in that particular hospital was the baby named Abcde. Absidy....More like ABSURD!!
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• United States
30 Aug 09
Well a friend of mine who is a teacher has a child in one of her classes named Pimptarius and a freind's Mother who has worked for years in a children's hospital helped to deliver a set of twins named after food...Lemonjello and Orangello said Leh-mon-jel-oh and Oron-jel-oh. I personally wretch when I hear the name Aiden...talk about overused, and Bailey, that one turns my stomach too.
@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Aug 09
Oh, yes everyone wanting to compete for the most bizarre or unknown name. I thought Apple was cute. Some star named their daughter that. Hitler was a great one! I would certainly never name my child Hitler! I remember in school there was a boy named Reginald. Of course they called him Reggie but on the first day of school I could just feel him cringe when the teacher called his name. UGH!
• United States
29 Aug 09
Oh my, I too had to laugh at Megatron! Having just seen GI Joe I quite fancy 'Destro' said in a Scottish accent (Deeessstrrooooo) but that might be my fangirly crush on Christopher Eccleston kicking in...! The most unusual name of people Ihave known personally? I once met an 'Amaryllis' and at college I had a friend named 'Equator'. But most disturbing is the time my husband and I discussed baby names - he came up with 'Uriah'. Our last name is 'Maguire. Uriah Maguire. Go on, say it out loud. Right. 'Nuff said!
@breepeace (3027)
• Canada
28 Aug 09
Beulah, Bertha, Gertrude, Deshawn, Diamond, Crystal (or Krystal). I could go on. *LOL* They're all pretty standard, and no offense if they are your name or you like them, but I would never name my child any of those names. I personally think the worst I ever heard of was a client of mine whose name was (no word of a lie) Memmory Encarnacion. Yep. Awful. My mom told me when she was young, her neighbour's teenage daughter got pregnant and had a little girl she called 'Starshine'. Oh boy.
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