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    Most Hated Baby Names

    According to an unofficial survey, the most hated baby names in America are Nevaeh for girls and Jayden for a boy.

    See the top 10 (or 11) lists of hated names for girls and boys here.

    I liked this quote from the person who conducted the survey:

    "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."
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    I've never even heard of Nevaeh.

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    I like the name Jayden. Booo!

    The name Aiden is on the list which is the name I plan on using if I ever have a boy. Oh well! lol
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    Skittl1321 - you are lucky

    I like the name Jaden, but not Jayden
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    I like the name Jaden, but not Jayden
    It's all in the spelling, huh?
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    it is - unnecessary letters bug me

    I'm also someone who hears words based on how they're spelled. Even though homonyms allegedly sounds the same, I hear them differently in my head [/freak]
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    I agree with Gertrude and Bertha. Yuck.

    I also hate the name Emma. Can't understand why it's gotten so popular, honestly.

    I don't mind the boy names though.

    If I ever have kids (still not sure I want them, but I must on some level if I've thought of names, :lol) their names will be Sienna, for a girl and Tristan for a boy.

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    So "Kaitlyn" is disliked because of its "made-up spelling" but "Mikayla" isn't? I can only assume that "Mikayla" is disliked because it's just plain annoying.

    I dislike almost every name on both lists, except for "Madison" because I know someone named that, but she was born in the mid-80s and it was a pretty rare girl's name at the time. Her grandparents were horrified at the parents' choice....
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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    So "Kaitlyn" is disliked because of its "made-up spelling" but "Mikayla" isn't? I can only assume that "Mikayla" is disliked because it's just plain annoying.
    Yeah - I've seen the Kaitlyn spelling so much it seems normal now, but Mikayla seems like Michaela for people who've never seen it written down (plus it has that random Y in the middle which I've already expressed disdain for )
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    I know a woman in her 20s named Neva, but the Nevaeh phenomenon has escaped my experience to date.

    I'm personally not a fan of the Jaden/Jayden/Braden/Kayden/Aiden... rhyming boy's name phenomenon, but apparently many people this day and age feel differently.

    I'm intrigued by how people choose their baby's names. My son got his first name because it was the first name mr skateycat and I could agree upon. We had his first name decided a long time previous, a not too difficult to pronounce word in my tribal language meaning 'good hunter and fisherman.'

    It wasn't until two days before he was born that my mother in law had a few names to add to our massive list of possible first names, one of which was the name we eventually chose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    I've never even heard of Nevaeh.
    Its "Heaven" spelled backwards. Which is why the people who I know choose it. And they think they were oh so original when they choose it. I can't stand these made up names either.

    Or men who have the same first and last name .. how stoopid is that? Over the years I have worked for or with men named: John Johnson, Steven Stephens, Robert Robertson, Jack Jackson ... what the hell? Who would intentionally name their kid that way?

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    I think "Mikayla" got its backlash for being part of the rash of "Mc" names for girls (doubly silly as the prefix "Mc" used to indicate 'son of'.)

    If I ever have a boy, he'll end up something like John or Alan. (I don't even like extraneous letters like "Allen.") A girl, probably would get something like Michaelina or Helena (family names and suitably Slavic.)

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    I'd like to add Eugenie and Beatrice to the hated name list, especially after today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    I've never even heard of Nevaeh.
    Me, neither. How do we even pronounce it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaileyCatts View Post
    Its "Heaven" spelled backwards. Which is why the people who I know choose it. And they think they were oh so original when they choose it. I can't stand these made up names either.
    I don't know a single person with this name.

    It also seems a bit ironic to chose a name that is heaven spelled backwards. That's almost like the opposite of heaven so why not just name your child Hell or Devil or Lucifer?
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    I teach in an elementary school and a daycare and I have seen Nevaeh. Now parents are using Evaeh as well. There are both Addisons and Madisons in the 3 year old class. Actually have students with most of those names. There are also some other weird names like Merica.
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    oh I also dislike the name Justice as all of the Justices I know have been quite, um, difficult behaviour wise
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikiAndoFan#1 View Post
    Me, neither. How do we even pronounce it?
    Nuh-vay-uh

    At least that's how it's pronounced around here.

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    I can't believe Helga didn't make the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    I don't know a single person with this name.
    Well you probably wouldn't. It didn't exist before the 1990s, but came in with a vengeance to number 150 in the top 1000 girls' names is 2003, climbing up to 31 in 2007. It's still a top 30 name (as of 2009). So most Nevaehs would be under 18. And it is most popular in working class evangelical circles, which is not the demographic of most of us on this board.
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