Most hated baby names

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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.

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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)
Madison
Mackenzie
McKenna
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)
Makayla
Bertha (author’s note: duh!)

Most Hated Boy Names
Jayden
Brayden
Aiden
Kaden (these rhyming names struck many as overdone, Wattenberg reported)
Hunter (too much like a last name or “too violent”)
Hayden
Bentley (people dislike brand-name names, Wattenberg found, calling them “trashy”)
Tristan
Michael (too boring, according to some)
Jackson

What do you think? What would you add?

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4 responses to “Most hated baby names

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  3. whew! we’re in the clear

  4. This was fun to read. So glad my child’s name is not on the list! haha