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Most Hated Baby Names

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Garden Kitty, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    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:

  2. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

    I've never even heard of Nevaeh.
  3. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    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
  4. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    Skittl1321 - you are lucky

    I like the name Jaden, but not Jayden :shuffle:
  5. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

    :lol: It's all in the spelling, huh?
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  6. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    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]
  7. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

    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.
  8. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    So "Kaitlyn" is disliked because of its "made-up spelling" but "Mikayla" isn't? :lol: 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....
  9. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    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 :drama: )
  10. skateycat

    skateycat Minecraft Widow

    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.
  11. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    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. :rolleyes: 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?
  12. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    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.)
  13. SceneIt

    SceneIt DoneIt

    I'd like to add Eugenie and Beatrice to the hated name list, especially after today!:lol:
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  14. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    Me, neither. How do we even pronounce it? :confused:
  15. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    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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  16. Mozart

    Mozart Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. Mozart

    Mozart Well-Known Member

    oh I also dislike the name Justice as all of the Justices I know have been quite, um, difficult behaviour wise ;)
  18. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member


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

    JerseySlore Active Member

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

    cygnus Well-Known Member

    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.
  21. cygnus

    cygnus Well-Known Member

    "Heave" spelled backwards? :rofl: Are they generally hefty girls?
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  22. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Heave spelled backward?:yikes:

    Well, if you have bad associations with people you've known, even the prettiest-sounding, best-meaning name could lead to dislike.

    I kind of like virtue names if they're not religious and sound nice, so I'm cool with Justice as a name.
  23. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    My bf teaches 2 girls named Unique. Isn't that so...unique?
  24. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    When I worked for an agency that did Head Start, I swear, half the kids were named Destiny (or Destinee, Deztanee, etc), Mikayla and Neveah.

    One of my good friends is actually named Destiny. She claims that she must have been named after her father's favorite stripper. She goes by her middle name, Nicole.
  25. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

    Gosh, that sounds awful. :shuffle:

  26. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

    Same. I would hear "Geneveev" differently than "Genevieve", for example. And I would dislike "Geneveev". :lol:

    Sure her name wasn't from "Splash" (1984)? Because that name was about to get HUGE.
  27. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    I really hate the trend of naming your son someone's surname. Jackson. Landon. Watson. Kingston. The other day I overheard a woman say to her toddler, "Come over here, Lincoln" and I had to fight the urge to punch something.
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  28. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

    I can't help it if I think that virtually all the names in that article scream either trailer trash and/or Ebonics at me. :yikes: :scream:

    ETA: The last name trend is very old school Southern, but they give me the "pretentious social climber wannabe" creeps when I hear them too often.
  29. *Jen*

    *Jen* Well-Known Member

    They bug me too, but I wouldn't pronounced Jaden and Jayden in the same way. The addition of the y changes the sound of the a, for me.
  30. cygnus

    cygnus Well-Known Member

    The name "Madison" was first heard in "Splash", but oddly the name didn't really take off until about 20 years after the movie, hitting its peak in 2004 (number 3). For the 80s, it hovered on the 500s. It's on its way down now, although still top 10.

    So its popularity may not be due to the movie, but part of the general trend in naming girls with masculine sounding names and surnames which took off in the 90s.

    I hate the name "Madison", but like "Madeleine".