UPDATED: Most hated names. Is yours on this list?




UPDATE: And just when you thought we’d reached a critical mass of ridiculous, Levi Johnston has revealed what he intends to call his unborn daughter.

Breeze Beretta Johnston.

Breeze is, er, interesting enough but Beretta? That’s a type of gun, for those playing along at home.

You might remember Levi from such roles as former boyfriend to Sarah Palin daughter Bristol and father to their child Tripp, so the boy’s got form.

Here’s our original post:

Kimberley. Adrienne. Jennifer.  Kayla.  Hope.

Don’t worry. They’re not the names on the ‘Most Hated Baby Names’ list published this week. Nope, not by a long shot. No, those names are the ones I decided – when I was 18 – that I’d call my future daughters.  It’s possible I was *cough* somewhat addicted to Days of Our Lives at the time.  (Because that’s what you want to do right? You want to name  your child ‘Hope’ after a character who got amnesia, was taken hostage on a deserted island, impersonated a European Princess while her husband married a crack-head, ex hooker police officer before becoming a serial killer. Bad omen, anybody?)

No, by the time I actually had my children Ava, Georgie and Fin, Brad and I had thought long and hard about their names. Which really means that after mocking each other’s suggestions for eight months we settled on those names out of sheer exhaustion. I’m joking. Okay not really but the point is we liked those names and frankly we didn’t care if nobody else did.

Until, well, right about now.

This week Yahoo Shine published a list of the world’s most hated baby names.  Here’s what they said …

The list comes from Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby. She conducted an “informal” study and came up with the list. In general she found people hate gender-bending” names in which a masculine name becomes feminine — like Addison or Madison.

As well, people despise trendy names … though obviously not everyone does or they wouldn’t be trendy, right? Also on the list of hate are names that are difficult to spell (Kaitlyn) and those that are similar versions of other names (Jayden, Brayden, and Kayden).

Here’s the full list (with notes from Live Science) … brace yourself:

I find that list baffling.  I mean, how did Na-A (Nadasha) not make it on there?  And what’s wrong with Madison and Mackenzie? I like all those names except maybe Bertha.

At the risk of sounding like Pollyanna, in the end who cares what the world thinks of your name or those of your children? List shmist, I say.  And now that I think of it, Hope Sparrow has a nice ring to it.

Is your name or  are your children’s names on this list?  Are you happy with your own name?



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