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The 10 MOST HATED baby names

This isn't my personal don't shoot me over it. I got this from an article on The Stir. These are considered to be the most HATED baby names according to the quoted Live Science article.


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 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)
Bertha (author's note: duh!)


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)

Do list like these cause you to reconsider your name choices ?

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Asked by CallMeAngie at 6:51 PM on May. 4, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • No, the name I chose is for my own reasons and I don't need a website of the minute telling me otherwise.

    Answer by Bugzmomma at 6:55 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • my son's name is similar to one of those names..his name is Jathan..he does have a jayden and a jaylen in his kindergarten class and also another jaden in his karate class. there are way too many. most the time when i introduce him to people they think that is what i am saying and i get annoyed

    Answer by shay1130 at 6:56 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • I was never a fan of Murgatroyd.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 6:56 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • No but most of those names on that list I also dont like.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:56 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Nope!
    I have a classic (yet still cool) all-American Matthew.
    And Lucas... which I'm still not in love with as a name, to be honest lol but we couldn't agree and we were running out of time. But still, Matt & Luke are cool without being trendy I think. Inoffensive. Normal, but not 10 in the classroom

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 6:57 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • I do agree with most of those names. Scary.

    Answer by QandA at 6:57 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Did you really know a Murgatroyd?

    Answer by m-avi at 6:57 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • No I've had my name list picked out for awhile. If my MIL telling me that Matthew and Katherine are too boring with Clark then I'm not going to listen to someone I will probly never meet.So why would I care about his opinions or any other person on my child's name?

    Answer by lizziebreath at 6:59 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • After reading that list, I'm feeling really in touch with the collective psyche.

    Answer by SWasson at 6:59 PM on May. 4, 2011

  • Lol...Jathan sounds like some one who has a lisp trying to say Jason.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on May. 4, 2011

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