Skip to comments.The Most Hated Baby Names in America
Posted on 04/29/2011 4:07:30 PM PDT by decimon
When it comes to names, everybody's got an opinion. But while figuring out what names people like is pretty simple -- the U.S. Social Security Administration keeps a list of the most popular baby names each year -- figuring out what people hate is trickier.
It turns out that in the case of names, love and hate aren't mutually exclusive. A new informal survey of the most disliked names in America finds that popularity often breeds backlash, as a quick track to baby-name fame seems to also trigger hate for that name. Among the most-hated "trendy" names are Jayden, Brayden, Madison and Addison.
The most commonly cited name that put people's teeth on edge was Nevaeh, or "heaven" spelled backward. That name didn't exist until the 1990s, but it took off in popularity in 2003, shooting from the 150th most common baby name in that year to the 31st most popular in 2007 (as of 2009, it stood at No. 34).
The survey also turned up a few interesting trends. The first is that people hate gender-bending names, particularly when a masculine name becomes feminine, as with Madison (which tied for second-most-hated for boys with 16 separate mentions) and Addison (which tied for sixth with eight mentions). They also hate names they can't spell, including Kaitlyn, which got eight mentions and tied for sixth. (People say "Caitlin" is fine because it's traditional, Wattenberg said, though the original Irish pronunciation of that spelling would be closer to "Kathleen.")
...The most hated boys' names -- Jayden, Brayden, Aiden and Kayden -- all rhyme and all shot up from obscurity during the last decade. Among girls, a spate of "Mc"-names sparked annoyance: Mackenzie, McKenna and Makayla all made the top 10.
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So I guess Tiglath-Pileser is still good.
Mohammed any way you spell it.
I work with a guy with 2 young kids: Aiden and MacKenzie.
Those traditional names never really go out of style.
Identical twins. Juan and Amal. But if you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Amal.
Is either kid a boy or girl?
Going on the current economic conditions,Gotta bet that Barrak will be at the TOP of the next list.
But Amal is never the loneliest number.
LOLing at you guys! Too funny!
Then there were the twin sons of my fireman friend: Jose and josb
especially in this lonleydice.
I thought it would be Barack.
Is Beltashazar still ok too?
The problem being that neither of those names are masculine.
What, no Nimrod?
However, Amiss is as good as Amal.
Jaden. You are assured that anyone with this name will grow up to hang in the Castro and skip to work.
We named our children with the intention that their names must look good on a college application and a resume’. :)
***Is either kid a boy or girl?***
Yes, both of them.
No one names their daughters “Yetta” any more.
What a world, what a world...
I prefer classic names, like “Skippy” or “Turd”. Easy to remember and very descriptive.
My boys are Karl and Tan. Karl because of his great-Grandfather who came from Germany in 1895. Tan is a Thai name (it was my wife’s turn) and literally means “instead of”. Instead of what, I don’t know but at least we don’t have to shorten it and it suits him.
Sat, Act and Gre?
I dislike names that are variation of Islamic names like Rahaim
my boy’s names had to be dignified on an adult.
Theodore and Bruce
You would. :D
For Carlton? Siamese twins?
Aiden’s the boy and MacKenzie’s the girl.
We won’t be seeing “Barack” in the top 10 any time soon. In fact it may make an appearance as an alternate term for economic depression.
“And i’m getting really sick of guys named Todd. Hi, what’s your name? Todd. I’m Todd. And this is Blake and Blaire and Blaine and Brent. Where are all these goofy f&@#!*g boys names comin’ from? Taylor, Tyler, Jordan, Flynn. These are not real names. You wanna hear a real name? Eddie. Eddie is a real name! What happened to Eddie? He was here a minute ago. Jackie and Johnny and Tommy and Bill. Danny, Larry, Johnny, and Phil. What happened? Todd and Cody, and Dillon, and Cameron, and Tucker. Hi Tucker, I’m Todd. Hi Todd, I’m Tucker. F&@# Tucker! Tucker sucks. And f&@# Tucker’s friend Kyle. Thats another soft name for a boy. Kyle. Soft names make soft people. I’ll bet you ten times out of ten, Nicky, Vinnie and Tony would beat the s*!t out of Todd, Kyle, and Tucker!” George Carlin
Okay. Just trying to be humorous.
I really got in trouble with my mother in law the other weekend trying to help her work in the garden. She asked me to get her a hoe and when I showed up a couple of hous later with a girl ‘Shamika’ she got all upset.
I remember one of our Israeli freepers saying that Nimrod (pronounced Neem-ROHD) was quite popular in Israel.
Obama brand toilet paper.
But Michael? Really? I have a couple of Michaels in the cousin category, not to mention friends.
Never could stand all the girls names with the “-la” on the end... Kayla, Carla, Layla.... etc. Eck.
What about Tanesha, T’nequa, Tebesigwa, Latisha, Lateefah, Makeisha, Darnesha ...
Denise and Danephew..
I was going to name my kid “Portnoy”, but everyone complained...
George Carlin on boy’s names:
I see Caligula-Wolfgang didn’t make the list again this year
Michael means "Who is like God?" (gift from God) in Hebrew.
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