Most hated baby names: Is your kid’s on the list? The list comes from Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby. Yell at her, not me.
Most Hated Girl Names
Nevaeh (“heaven” spelled backward and one of the most divisive names around, according to Wattenberg)
Destiny (people dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said — and many associated this name with exotic dancers)
Addison (an example of a masculine named turned feminine, which many people dislike, Wattenberg said)
Gertrude (people said this name is “ugly”)
Kaitlyn (for its “made-up” spelling)
Bertha (author’s note: duh!)
Most Hated Boy Names
Kaden (these rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported)
Hunter (too much like a last name or “too violent”)
Bentley (people dislike brand-name names, Wattenberg found, calling them “trashy”)
Michael (too boring, according to some)
What do you think? What would you add?