There are certain reactions you brace yourself for upon reveal of particular baby names.
“How did you come up with that one?”
“Did you name them after a relative?”
Then there are those unusual baby names that can only lead to complete and total silence, or perhaps an awkward laugh because you’ve got to be joking. What they all have in common is that they are just terrible.
Here are 21 of the World’s Worst Baby Names of 2016 as voted by Reddit users with a few choice comments included.
which easily becomes The Lizard Breath
Wait. For real? Elizabreth? Like breath? Why?
F**k man I was just about to name my daughter that. Guess we will have to go with Vicboringa.
for real. that’s the baby’s name.
I’d heard stories but… the legend… is real?
Honestly, when I head the name, I assumed they spelled it Lejund.
This baby’s parents fit every trap stereotype.
Yuck. Our good friends, bless their hearts, named their kids Elivia, and Ehann (pronounced Ian).
Lol that looks like one of those weird welsh spellings.
4. Mhavrych (pronounced “maverick”)
I f**king hate, hate, hate when parents do the whole “creative spelling” thing. In almost all interactions, it doesn’t matter how it’s spelled, because you’re just saying the name. But then when it does matter, it’s a hassle to all involved, with no benefit whatsoever. There’s just that one-time benefit where the asshole parents think they’re clever when they think it up, and it’s all downhill from there.
These parents will raise the kids who get mad at the Starbucks barista for spelling their name “maverick”. “Omg how can you even get this wrong, it’s maverick with a h and a y!” Sure thing, Maverickyh.
5. Peregrine Beach
came into mine about a month ago. We spent a solid half hour guessing what the gender/race would be. I was right on all counts except one—I guessed a white male from California, whose parents are vegans and only shopped at whole foods and Trader Joes. It was a girl.
That’s my middle name.