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(Mother Nature Network)   The most hated baby names in America. We're looking at you, Brayden and Kaitlyn   (mnn.com ) divider line 553
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2011-05-17 06:53:00 PM  
www.picshag.com
 
2011-05-17 06:53:30 PM  
1. Nevaeh
2. Destiny (People dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said - and many felt associated this name with exotic dancers.)
3. Madison
4. Mackenzie
5. McKenna
6. Addison
7. Gertrude
8. Kaitlyn
9. Makayla
10. Bertha
11. Hope

Top Ten Stripper Names (new window)
1. Destiny
2. Candy
3. Angel
4. Cherry
5. Raven
6. Anastasia
7. Roxy
8. Houston
9. Porsche
10. Crystal
 
2011-05-17 06:53:35 PM  

jonjr215: The boys list sounds like my son's hockey team. Hayden, Jaden, Caden, and Brayden. All four of those kids are on my son's team. Ouch.


[white people problems]
 
2011-05-17 06:53:46 PM  
No, what's bad is the f-tard ways people are spelling some decent names.

I'm talking about the 'eigh' crap I see.

Examples: Its not Hailey, its Haileigh. Hadleigh. Frick I even know a Kapreigh (Capri)

WTF is wrong with people!

/no kids
//yes I name my pets r-tard stuff
 
2011-05-17 06:53:49 PM  
please stop putting dashes and apostrophes in your child's name. That is all.
 
2011-05-17 06:54:35 PM  

JeffreyScott: 1. Nevaeh
2. Destiny (People dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said - and many felt associated this name with exotic dancers.)
3. Madison
4. Mackenzie
5. McKenna
6. Addison
7. Gertrude
8. Kaitlyn
9. Makayla
10. Bertha
11. Hope

Top Ten Stripper Names (new window)
1. Destiny
2. Candy
3. Angel
4. Cherry
5. Raven
6. Anastasia
7. Roxy
8. Houston
9. Porsche
10. Crystal


Nice work.

I don't get 'Anastasia'. Really?
 
2011-05-17 06:55:14 PM  
My friends daughter has 2 friends named

Boomshakalavia and Crayola


/for real-real
//not for play-play
 
2011-05-17 06:55:23 PM  
I have twin girls...Monique and Unique
 
Ant
2011-05-17 06:56:22 PM  
Aidan is a great name. All the rhyming names, on the other hand (Aiden, Kaiden, Jaiden, Brayden, etc.), all suck
 
2011-05-17 06:56:41 PM  
I don't get why "Brooklyn" has suddenly become a popular girls' name.

I mean, have these parents ever been to New York?! Who on earth would associate "Brooklyn" as something sweet and feminine?

After "Brooklyn" became a popular name, I secretly started hoping that "The Bronx" would be next.
 
2011-05-17 06:57:03 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto:
I don't get 'Anastasia'. Really?


It's a very popular in Eastern Europe. Go to any titty bar or whorehouse and every second girl is from that neck of the woods.



So I've heard.
 
2011-05-17 06:57:09 PM  
People in my high school graduating class:

5 Ashleys (Ooooh, scandalous!), 5 Alex-es, 3 Jordans (2 male, 1 female), 3 Megans, 3 Sarahs, and 3 boys named Brennan, Brendan, and Brandon.
 
2011-05-17 06:57:26 PM  

Jedekai: Huggermugger: These threads are boringly predictable. Farkers rush in to proclaim that they gave their kid a fantastically unique name, which ends up being just another trendoid one. I'm amazed that so few people will take 30 seconds to use the Internet to find out what everyone else is naming their kid, and avoid the 30,000th Jaden in their kindergarten class.

I know three people with three kids named: Aidyn, Jayden and Kaden.

I want to punch their parents in the face.

/If a name has no history, it has no weight.


Exactly. Not like the bazillions of Jacobs (most popular for like 10 years now). It has Substance!
ilovelolli.com
 
2011-05-17 06:59:40 PM  
Went to high school with a Starnika and a Thredrana (three drain ah)

/Got nuthin
 
Slu
2011-05-17 06:59:57 PM  
Just named my daughter Scarlett. She is awesome.
 
2011-05-17 06:59:58 PM  
I don't really care about trends. If we have a boy it will be Michael because that is my father's name and my husband wants to honor him for being a good man (I don't get it, but his father was kind of an ass so maybe he respects good men a bunch). I like Genevieve for a girl because it is a classic name, but can be shortened to Jenny, Jen, Genie, or Viv.
 
2011-05-17 07:00:00 PM  

peachy92: Now, you could be like me, a female with a male name - Shawn.


A misspelled male name at that. It's spelled "Sean" by literate parents.
 
Ant
2011-05-17 07:00:09 PM  

Osomatic: All those "-ayden" constructions drive me batty, and they're the reason that when my son was born 7-ish years ago, we didn't give him our first choice for a name, which was Aidan (the original Irish spelling)


My wife and I never spent any time around other people with kids, so we had no idea about all the -ayden variants. Consequently, we did name our son Aidan, and it drives me up the wall when people misspell it.
 
2011-05-17 07:00:39 PM  
Scrambles the Deathbringer.
 
2011-05-17 07:00:49 PM  

Pollexabator: It could be worse, I went to school with 27 Jennifers.

/just glad my kid's name isn't on either list


dammit, must hit refresh before posting on long threads :-(
 
2011-05-17 07:01:15 PM  
People who name their kids are just asking for trouble.
 
2011-05-17 07:02:28 PM  
I once represented a woman in a paternity case. After 3 failed DNA tests we finally found Dad. This change, of course, caused the need for a name change for the baby boy and so Furious Dragon Smith became Furious Dragon Jones.
 
2011-05-17 07:02:45 PM  

rhondajeremy: Worst name ever I ever heard: Xerox


Who'd they copy that from?
 
2011-05-17 07:03:11 PM  
I named my son after my Great Great Grandpa

I think there are only two people in America with his name right now, it is so obscure.

Him, a 14 yo white boy in Idaho

and a black 20 yo rapper from Brooklyn.

How weird is that?
 
2011-05-17 07:04:27 PM  
I used to work with a woman who had triplet classmates named Tom, Dick, and Harry. When I grew up in the 70s all the girls were named Kim and Lisa. All the boys were named Michael.

Not saying what I named my kids (now grown), but none of their names made the hated list, so I'm going to go around feeling superior.
 
2011-05-17 07:04:32 PM  
Worked with a woman with 4 daughters, named Cindy, Mindy, Lindy and Windy. Always wondered what she would have called a boy, or if she'd had another daughter.
 
2011-05-17 07:04:43 PM  
My god daughter just graduated from pre-school. Her classmates were Ara, Hailee, Kaylee, Phoenix, Hope, Aliaya, and Amarra. Phoenix was the only boy.
 
2011-05-17 07:05:48 PM  
If I ever have a daughter, I've finally decided what her name will be. It's got major geek cred potential, but also obscure, since apparently no one is using it, seeing as how it isn't in the Social Security top 1000 baby names for the last 14 years.
 
2011-05-17 07:06:35 PM  
My child, should I ever have one, will be named Qxtzkkhqn, which should be pronounced "Wolfgang".
 
2011-05-17 07:07:24 PM  

Dr_Gene: People who tag their kids with a weird name relinquish the right to complain when the kid grows up and burns their house down.


I guess parents don't read about Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo (new window) anymore.

I can tolerate 'individualized' popular names and spellings, but I can't abide the "This is my baby daughter; we pronounce her name 'Olivia', but it's spelled XyBpMyZ".

"Hi! I'm Roger. It's spelled R-O-12-G-E-R, but the '12' is silent!"
 
2011-05-17 07:07:32 PM  
Hayden is a real name, goddammit.
 
2011-05-17 07:07:53 PM  

This text is now purple: A misspelled male name at that. It's spelled "Sean" by literate parents.


A college classmate of mine, named Sean, would say that to me, too. At least it's not Chone.
 
2011-05-17 07:07:57 PM  
Is glad that my daughter is Kaylin WITHOUT the "t" and still fairly unpopular. She'll be 21 in October.
 
2011-05-17 07:08:06 PM  
Fri, Apr 29 2011 at 9:47 AM EST

knowyourmeme.com

/obliggy
 
2011-05-17 07:08:40 PM  

ZeroCorpse: My child, should I ever have one, will be named Qxtzkkhqn, which should be pronounced "Wolfgang".


Actually, the correct pronunciation of "Qxtzkkhqn" is "Throatwarbler Mangrove".
 
2011-05-17 07:10:19 PM  

haydenarrrrgh: Hayden is a real name, goddammit.


Yeah, but all it means today is "Whiny Jedi Knight".
 
2011-05-17 07:10:20 PM  
I for some reason get angry at the stupid way people choose to spell their kids names. Choosing a dumb fark way to spell your kids name doesn't make the name more unique, it makes it more stupid.

I work with a woman named "Jeana" which is pronounced "jenn-ay". I want to hit her parents.
 
2011-05-17 07:10:49 PM  
I work in a pediatrician's office and have to deal with a daily onslaught of all of these names and more.

Don't give your kid a stupid name. If you choose to give your kid a stupid name or spell a normal name in a stupid way, don't get all pissy if someone pronounces it wrong. If you name your little girl Jackson or your little boy Delaney don't get pissy when she's referred to as he or vice versa.
 
2011-05-17 07:10:56 PM  

Ant: Aidan is a great name. All the rhyming names, on the other hand (Aiden, Kaiden, Jaiden, Brayden, etc.), all suck


www.littleboyreports.com

Would like to have a word with you...
 
2011-05-17 07:11:05 PM  
Being named Aiden or anything that rhymes with it significantly increases the likelihood of a fashionable mental disorder diagnosis before the age of 10.

/from the institute of "c'mon, you know it's true"
 
2011-05-17 07:11:09 PM  

Anagrammer: Note to parents: You want names that are uncommon? Fine for boys, here's a few - David, Roger, Scott, Steve. For girls - Susan, Lisa, Jennifer, Linda. I understand those are REALLY uncommon now.


George. George is practical dead, and has been since the 1950s.
 
2011-05-17 07:11:34 PM  
Seven
 
2011-05-17 07:11:41 PM  

Slu: Just named my daughter Scarlett. She is awesome.


Frankly, I don't give a damn...
 
2011-05-17 07:12:12 PM  
"Everybody is looking for this impossible dream, which is a name that everybody knows, everybody loves and nobody is using," Wattenberg said. "As you can imagine, it just doesn't work that way."

Actually, it does. I named my kid Otto.
 
2011-05-17 07:12:17 PM  
has anyone noticed the correlation between how stupid people are and how "popular" the names they give their children are?

oh right, it wasn't common when i named them, so obviously i'm not a sheep following trends.

pretty much looks like primarily subconscious individuals pick the same choices en masse. is there a provable, predictable pattern? oh yeah, we proved it years ago. people just don't want to learn what the reason is because it makes them look like idiots.
 
2011-05-17 07:12:36 PM  

astralvortex: The filipina girl that works next to me named her first son Ryder. That isn't too b,ad but her second? Cash... Sigh. She is a smart and nice but gawd woman, you have set the path for your kid to be a gangsta rapper, pimp, or drug dealer. Oh by the way, her name is Cherry, lol.


If she's had two kids and calls herself Cherry, it's time for her to change her name.

/otherwise, it's misleading advertising, if not fraud.
 
2011-05-17 07:14:32 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Nevaeh has to be the stupidest name ever and I've seen Latrina.


Latrina still talkin' shiat?
 
2011-05-17 07:14:41 PM  
"If I had a kid, I'd give him a name that would make everyone would want to say his name. I'd call him, Pizza-Pussy-Santa. I would! Cause everybody likes one of those things." --Dave Attell
 
2011-05-17 07:14:57 PM  
this thread makes me long for the days when the East Alabama Medical Center had their 'stork bytes' section open to the public.

//good times
 
2011-05-17 07:15:43 PM  
i had a girlfriend in high school named Virginia. I called her Virgin for short, but not for long!
 
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