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The 10 MOST HATED baby names

This isn't my personal list...so 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.

http://www.livescience.com/13923-hated-baby-names-america.html

Girls

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)
Madison
Mackenzie
McKenna
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)
Makayla
Bertha (author's note: duh!)

Boys

Jayden
Brayden
Aiden
Kaden (these rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported)
Hunter (too much like a last name or "too violent")
Hayden
Bentley (people dislike brand-name names, Wattenberg found, calling them "trashy")
Tristan
Michael (too boring, according to some)
Jackson

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

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CallMeAngie

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

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Answers (32)
  • No, the name I chose is for my own reasons and I don't need a website of the minute telling me otherwise.
    Bugzmomma

    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
    shay1130

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

  • I was never a fan of Murgatroyd.
    Dr.Donna

    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.
    gemgem

    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
    Nicoles2LilRams

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

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

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

  • Did you really know a Murgatroyd?
    m-avi

    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?
    lizziebreath

    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.
    SWasson

    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.
    Anonymous

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

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