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185 of the Ugliest Names Given to Babies

Updated on January 6, 2015
Ugly Baby Names (for Cute Babies)!
Ugly Baby Names (for Cute Babies)!

Ugly Baby Names

I've scavenged the web in search of the most hideous names in history. Why any of these names were ever given to human babies is beyond me.

Perhaps some of these names may be suitable for a lovable but dorky family pet: at least your cat won't know how hideous its name is and therefore will never develop resentment.

A baby, on the other hand, may grow up to hate the name you gave him/her. To save your kid the humiliation that comes with a gross name, I've compiled a master list of ugly baby names.

Ugly Baby Names for Girls and Boys A-E

Abner

Addison/Maddison and similar others

Agatha

Agnus

Albert

Angel (Stop that.)

Angus

Archibald

Ashley (Beaten to death by overuse.)

Barbie

Barry

Baxter

Bentley

Bernadette

Beryl

Betty

Bessie

Blanche

Boniqua

Bonnie

Boris

Briar

Brittany (Again, another victim of overuse.)

Bronwyn

Bruce

Brumhilda

Brutus

Bueford

Butch

Calvin (Means "little bald one.”)

Cameron (Means "crooked nose.”)

Candy/Candee

Cassandra (Means "entangler of men.”)

Cecil

Chuck

Claudia (Means “lame.”)

Courtney

Crystal

Dagmuar

Daphne

Darwin

Destiny

Diamond (I knew a girl named Diamond: Whatever were her parents thinking!?)

Donna

Dolores

Dorcas

Doris

Dorothy

Doug

Doyle

Dreshawn

Elmer

Ennis

Erma

Ethel

Eunice

Eustace

Ugly Baby Names: Do I Look Like a "Chuck" to You?
Ugly Baby Names: Do I Look Like a "Chuck" to You?

Ugly Baby Names F-J

Fannie

Fartel (No comment.)

Gabby

Gage (I knew a kid named Gage growing up who was always trying to provoke people.)

Garland

Garth

Geraldine

Gertrude

Gilbert

Gislaine

Gladys

Gloria

Gorgonzola

Gretel

Gunther

Gus

Guy (You wanna go ahead and make that a little more obvious?)

Hamish

Hannelore

Harmony

Harold

Harriet

Helga

Helois

Henrietta

Herman

Hildegard

Horace

Horatio

Howard

Humphrey (“Hump,” for short.)

Igor (Good pet name, though.)

Ingrid

Janice

Jayden/Kayden/Ayden/Brayden and similar others. Horrible!

Josephine

Judy

Ugly, Scary, Awful Names for Babies
Ugly, Scary, Awful Names for Babies

The Ugliest Names for Girls and Boys K-O

Keegan

Kennedy (I knew a girl with this name, I hope her parents didn't know it meant "deformed head" when they gave it to her.)

La-a (Ladasha—the dash isn't silent.)

Lafawnda

Larry

Lathan

Latrina

Linda

Lorna

Mabel

Mallory (Means “unlucky.”)

Margaret

Margot (C'mon, way too close to the spelling of “maggot.”)

Margy

Marie Juana (I see what you did there.)

Martha

Mary

Maude

Melena (A medical term for dark, bloody stool.)

Mercedes

Meredith

Mildred

Mistake (I actually saw this in a name book.)

Mode

Monster (Found in a name book.)

Morag

Morona (Now that’s just mean.)

Mort

Nancy

Nevaeh (Heaven spelled backwards? Oh, you don't say. Equivalent to naming your child “hell.”)

Nigel

Noel (Overused.)

Noga

Obamaniqua (No. Just, no.)

Octavia

Om

Osnot

Otto

Ugly Baby Names: All I Want Is a Cute Name!
Ugly Baby Names: All I Want Is a Cute Name!

The Ugliest Names P-T

Pantilimon

Pat

Peggy

Percy

Petunia

Polly

Pomposa

Princess

Prudence

Quamyra (I knew a girl with this name.)

Queen

Randal

Rebel (I know a guy named Rebel. If I told you his life story, you wouldn't be surprised at all.)

Regina

Roberta

Ronald

Ronda

Rowanda

Ruby

Rufus

Rupert

Ruth

Sally

Sausagea (Sausage with an a?)

Shaneekwa

Shelby

Sherman

Shirley

Shithead (I know how it's pronounced, but look at how it's spelled!)

Sloan

Stacey

Stella

Stewart

Sue

Tabitha

Tallulah

Tate

Tatum

Tiara

Trigby

Tyquasia

Ugly Baby Names: "Uvula"?
Ugly Baby Names: "Uvula"?

The Worst Baby Names U-Z

Unknown (Saw in a name book.)

Uvula

Waldo

Wallace

Wanda

Wendy

Wilma

Winston

Yolanda

Zayden (My eye just twitched at that.)

Zebediah

Zooey

Do You Agree?

Are these names a bit too much?

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Names might not be ugly forever.

Some of these names are only ugly for babies but quite suitable for grown men or women. Sally, Judy, Ronald, and Winston are all perfectly fine names and sound respectable for adults, but I could not imagine calling a sweet little toddler Ronald: Ronald isn't an adorable name and it's not appropriate for a baby. Imagine saying, "Come here little Winston, time for bed." That doesn't sound nice at all.

It's so hard to find a great baby name these days; most are overused, spelled oddly, sound too old, sound too strange, or sound too fake. I really don't have much advice for choosing a name other than telling you to make sure it has meaning to you or your family's heritage.

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      Kara Leigh Miller 4 years ago from Oswego, NY

      I'm an author and always looking for character names. I'll admit, I've used a couple on your list for secondary characters that I didn't like too much. lol.

      Funny hub, though and I'm in shock at some of those names. Just plain crazy!

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      Servant of God YHWH 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ha, ha, ha, this is so funny! Yeap, I have to agree many of them are just plum ugly :)

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      I think this list includes names that are perfectly normal/ok. A bit harsh, eh? We chose "Kennedy" as our daughter's middle name bc it means: Armored head, helmeted chief. As in a protected leader. The deformed head definition was not out there 14 years ago... at least not in the multiple resources we had checked.

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      Sarah R. Reusing 4 years ago from Eastern Shore, Maryland

      NYMiskovic: A lot of these names really invoke images of a creepy, loner dude! I was thinking exactly that when I made this list!

      FaithfulDaughter: I'd say so. Gorgonzola......*shudder*. Bwahahah.

      Thank you both for your comments. :)

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      Sarah R. Reusing 4 years ago from Eastern Shore, Maryland

      breath2travel: Most certainly! I can see a lot of these names on adults, but they're a bit odd for babies if you ask me. I personally like the name Kennedy though -- that's the meaning I found online and thought it would suit this list.

      Please don't be offended by this. :)

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      sroo- La-a... Dash is not silent?? oh.. wow.... uhm.. yeah. Love all the cute pics of the babies :)

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      Sarah R. Reusing 4 years ago from Eastern Shore, Maryland

      Hahahah, that's right. XD

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      babynology 3 years ago from New York

      Each name comes with information on any known meaning. If you would like to find out the meaning or origin any of the names, you can simply search over the internet.

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      Mallory 3 years ago

      Mallory is a beautiful name?!!!

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      Kaelynn 3 years ago

      A lot of those names are cute not ugly like Brayden I like that name

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      jayda 3 years ago

      I agree with the first 1 dorcas lol that is funny cause that is really an ugly name my aunts name is that and that is a ugly name

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      Czevastian Mikhail 2 years ago

      Some of the names are beautiful

      But YOLANDA is real ugly name

      hahaha.

      I don't like yolanda cause That's the name of typhoon here in Philippines

      that kills Thousands of People.Yeah that's real... Sad to say :-( :'(

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      Dr Mark 2 years ago from The Beach of Brazil

      Great list. I did not agree with all of them being on here, but smiled at quite a few. Would parents actually name their kids something like this?

      There is also a popular Arabic name, Mounir. In English, of course, it sounds like manure.

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      Carter 2 years ago

      Some of these names are really great. Like Margaret, Mary, and Dorothy. A lot of these are old fashioned and sound great for adults. What I don't understand is how people could name their kids like Kylie or Kelsey or another cutesy name. Imagine a 40 year old women say "Hi. My name is Kylie."

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      Amy Buthelezi 2 years ago from DFW

      Haha, this was hilarious! Glad I didn't name my son Doyle or Abner!!! Still laughing.

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      Hezekiah 2 years ago from Japan

      Nice list there, at what's even worse is some of the made up black ghetto name like LaShawnya etc.. Got many here in Japan - Half black / Japanese with a Afro / French / Japanese combo name.

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      Amie 2 years ago

      Why isn't Laverne on this list??

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      Haley :) 2 years ago

      It;s funny, because I know a Jayden, (My bff) a Caden, And Aiden, and a Braydon. Aha

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      Doris 2 years ago

      That is my name

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      juliaaaaa 2 years ago

      julia should be on one of the prettiest names

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      arlene 2 years ago

      Nothing

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      Hippo 2 years ago

      Thaddeus should b on this list

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      my name different 2 years ago

      My name is different it is common and i don't want to say any of my personal information because all you weirdo creepy people out there im not saying my gender either . Anyway i love the name diamond and crystal and I like emerald even thoug that wasn't on there

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      emilee 2 years ago

      I did not like Gertrude or abner

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      Fozen Storm 2 years ago

      You forgot Duke and Turk

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      Alyssa 2 years ago

      Most of these names are ugly but some of them are good. But then again what's a good name since I don't like mine.

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      Hezekiah 2 years ago from Japan

      Some of the modern African American made up names are definitely amongst the worst.

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      Ashleyyyyy 2 years ago

      Ooooo awk my name is Ashley. I agree that it's overused, but I don't think over using it makes it ugly...

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      rose 2 years ago

      I kinda like Stacey, but wouldn't use it just because it seems so 1980s - I actually like older names, like Catherine or John

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      sherie 2 years ago

      Love the name Brittany

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      Nevaeh 2 years ago

      In think nevaeh is a pretty name some of these are gorgeous this person who made this obviously doesn't realize that most of these names are beautiful my cousins name is Aiden then I have a cousin named Jayden and Brayden and Ashley see they're all good names btw I'm 15

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      John 2 years ago

      Most of these I'll admit are pretty bad, but some are okay. I don't think Pat is exceptionally bad for example. Neveah though has got to be the one of the worst name ever. It's also refreshing to not see a bunch of Eastern European names on here, since I feel like a lot of lists just use those. However there was one that sadly was missing, Agnes. I actually used to know a girl in college with that name, she was absolutely gorgeous but had possibly the ugliest name in human history.

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      Angelia 2 years ago

      Judy to me only is good as a nickname. But some of those names make me shudder. But some of them are actually really pretty names. Like Brayden.

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      River 2 years ago

      I'm surprised my given name didn't make the list. I only ever knew old ladies who had that name. Janet. Its like my parents punished me for being born.

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      Joe G 2 years ago

      did you see "La-a" on the episode of Maury!?

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      Aster 2 years ago

      I actually kind of like some of the names on here. Like Cameron and Beryl.

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      gabriella 2 years ago

      I am glad my name is not on the list but i disagree with a lot of the names

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      genesis 2 years ago

      In the beginning that's what it means

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      Yolanda 2 years ago

      My name is beautiful! What were you thinking?!

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      hanna 2 years ago

      I'm pretty sure I understand why most of these are one this list, but for me, personally, I like names that aren't the typical: Hanna, Sophie, Jessica, Chloe, Emma, Riley (ooh, this one's REALLY unique! *sarcasm*), etc. Or the names that go too far: Apple, North, etc. I like dark, unusual, unique names that are neither too strange nor to common like: Lilith (night monster\goddess), Briar (thorny plant), Allistair (defender), Carlyle (from the walled city), Sage (wise). Besides the actually meaning of Briar, I like it. It just sounds pretty. Anyone else agree?

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      Fawntia Fowler 2 years ago from San Francisco

      Latrina is the worst. :(

      @hanna, I agree that Lilith is pretty. But today's Lilith is potentially tomorrow's Emma. These things always go in fads (and the fads spread faster now thanks to the internet).

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      Layla J. 2 years ago

      Uvula is quite a pretty name, in my opinion. It has a nice ring to it. U-Vu-Lah

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      Layla J. 2 years ago

      Not.

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      Lillian Foster 2 years ago

      A lot of the names on this list are perfectly good. Also, before giving your baby a 'cute' name, think about how a grown adult would think after being named Emmi as a child (not as a nickname for Emily).

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      Amelia 2 years ago

      Hahaha, Shithead is an actual name, poor baby!

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      anomynous 2 years ago

      i think toni is a horrible name

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      Izzy 2 years ago

      i think toni is a horrible name! i mean it rhymes with baloney!

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      Amber 2 years ago

      I think I know the Gage you're referring to.

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      Ruby 2 years ago

      Uh my name s Ruby I didn't know that was ugly ?

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      Celine 2 years ago

      What sort of a sick website is this! Donna is the nicest name in the world!

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      Tiara 24 months ago

      I think you're way to harsh on these names.

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      myob 23 months ago

      some i would name my child some are okay

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      Addison 22 months ago

      Addison, Maddison, not too bad. Seriously, you're a little harsh with the ' ugly names ' thing. I kinda take offense since I don't believe that Addison is a bad name. I might biased because it's mine though.

      Ashley- It's a nice name. Yes, it is popular but it's still not ugly.

      Crystal, Destiny, Diamond, Brittany, Kennedy, Jayden, Tiara, Octavia,Nevaeh. All beautiful names, amazing names really. I think they're quite unique and beautiful and you are throwing the term ugly around with wild abandon.

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      Jennifer Mugrage 21 months ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Some of these are just awful. Others aren't really names. (Gorgonzola? Really? That's a cheese!)

      Many of the others, though, I consider to be "strong" names. They are not pretty-sounding, but they have character, strong consonants, and have history behind them. For example, Agnes if you are of British heritage or Mercedes if you are Spanish-speaking. (It may sound kinda dumb in English, but it sounds great in Spanish! It just rolls off the tongue!)

      Many names that I thought were really ugly when I first heard them as a kid, have now become favorites. Margaret (Meg, Maggie) is one of those.

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      Athena 21 months ago

      I'd add the name Kendra to that list. Naming a kid that abomination of a name is just awful. :( Fortunately it's not very popular but still. What an awful name.

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      shelby 21 months ago

      Shelby isn't an ugly name??? It literally means where willows grow, willow grove. That's beautiful???

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      Why 21 months ago

      .what about sharkeesha that's a very ugly name but some of the names on this list aren't too bad

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      unknow 21 months ago

      a lot of those name are actually pretty normal in other language

      agatha

      blanche

      geraldine

      gertrude

      these are pretty common french name. they jut sound weird when said in english

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      Gloria 19 months ago

      I love this names and I don't think they are ugly at all I have a daughter named Charlotte, Margaret, and I am pregnant with a beautiful baby girl !! And I am thinking to name her Gertrude Henriette! ! And those are family names! !..

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      HayleyDebotoun 19 months ago

      I hate my name, Hayley. The way it's spelled is retarted to me. All my friends have good name and no one calls me

      Hay because it's not even a good one. I honestly hate my name and I might change it when I'm older. My mom is Asian and so am I so it doesn't fit me correctly. If you wanna name your baby something don't use

      The way mine is spelled you'll baby will hate it. I like some names on the list. I wish I was an Ashley or a lily or something like Sophia but Sophia is a weird name too.

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      Bella 19 months ago

      I agree with some people on here like Addison! There is a lot of bad names but there are some amazing names!! And Ashley is popular because it's a gorgeous name!!! I love that name and that's my daughters name it doesn't make It ugly?! And Madison is a cute name!! HARSH AND WRONG!!

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      Angel 19 months ago

      I like my name, is a very common Hispanic name for boys!!!

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      Aylssa 18 months ago

      Some names I don't care for but, my mothers name is Margaret and people call her Peggy. I don't think that her name is ugly at all

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      Aylssa 18 months ago

      This is a dumb website. Would you like it if someone said your name was ugly? I do not think so. So please delete this website it can hurt people's feelings.

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      Candice 18 months ago

      That's really hurtful stop posting that you people have ugly hearts you should be MAD at your self

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      Marielle 18 months ago

      You have a cold heart to write something like this. It's unacceptable. These parents give their Babies these names because they like them. Whatever!

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      Marielle 18 months ago

      It is so unfair

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      candice 18 months ago

      Rude people you are

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      Anonymous 18 months ago

      I have a friend with a child with a name on this list. She spent lots of time researching, and the meaning of the name is incorrect on this list. Cassandra means "unheeded prophetess" not "entangled of men". I am an avid learner of Greek mythology and Cassandra certainly did not entangle any men.

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      marielle 17 months ago

      I still see that this website is here. Why do you post this nonsense?? Don't you have better things to do?

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      Hope 17 months ago

      Some of these names I understand but ones like Gabby and Tatum? What's wrong with those names? I actually had a grandma named Blanche, lol! I also have an uncle named Larry... I can't say that I'm to fond of those names but I wasn't the one who named them in the first place...

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      Imogen 17 months ago

      Zoe is absolutely horrible, especially Zoë. Terribly dog-like.

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      Amber 17 months ago

      Ruby is my daughter's name and it is a BEAUTIFUL one. A lot of these names are beautiful. This list is ridiculous.

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      Griffinclaw 16 months ago

      There was a couple on there that I disagreed with, but not for the most part.

      I knew a girl named Quisqueya once (pronounced keeskaya, hope I spelled it right). Horrific.

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      Marielle 16 months ago

      Your so annoying still posting

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      15 months ago

      I am sorry for giving you hate, but you are being a little inconsistent with your articles. You said Tabitha is a beautiful biblical name, yet it is on this list for worst baby names. You said that the advice you give for names is to make sure it has familial meaning, but you say names like John or Ingrid, popular for being European names from people a long time ago, are too common or ugly. Trying really hard to be "unconventional" is just as bad as celebrities naming their children odd noun names like "North". More noun names, do these sound familiar? Ocean, Holly, Bear, especially that bears are an animal that are known for being... violent? Maybe bear because of the spiritual meaning in Native American cultures, I don't know. Whatever you think is pretty and not pretty is fine, but now I am giving you my opinion. I respect your opinions of what names you like and don't like, but maybe don't give such negative comments about some names. Because, just remember that there are thousands of reasons historically throughout different cultures for naming people, some bad, some unfair, some beautiful. I do agree that people should give thought to their names and maybe not purposefully try to be "trendy", that you should think about what it means historically, with your ancestry, and what the name actually means, or what it has been associated with. What it is associated with throughout history is an important one too. I am sorry for the length of this.

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      Stella 15 months ago

      Oh heeeeeell no! My name is stella

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      RangerDrifterZ 14 months ago

      Mercedes and bentley? Giving baby name over overpriced car?

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      Something 12 months ago

      You are cruel and awful. 90% of those names are nice.

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      Annie Nonomous 11 months ago

      Research much? Half of these names that you bashed because their meanings were ugly aren't even correct. Cassandra doesn't mean entangled of men, it means Unheeded Prophetess. It's a beautiful and tragic story that you didn't learn about, whilst bashing a beautiful and powerful name. Did I mention that Cassandra was a princess? And Melena means yellow as a canary.

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      Chasta74 11 months ago

      Hanna, I have a Briar so I definitely agree. I also do not understand why most of these names made the list. I absolutely loved the name Briar as soon as my husband suggested it. As far as obscure meanings of names, unless you are a name researcher, no one cares. I also have a Carter which means "Cart Puller". Not once has anyone asked why I named my son after a puller of carts.

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      Why are you people on here all the time? 11 months ago

      Seriously,people get a grip. Who cares what people say about your name. A name is just something to identify yourself to others. That doesn't make it ugly or pretty it just makes it you. Honestly I was just looking for names to use in my book. I would like to thank the person who came up with this list. It has strengthened my book with diversity. People just need to get a life the internet is not the only thing your eyeballs can be glued to.

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      Serene 8 months ago

      How can you be the judge to ugly names? Many of these names are probably from other cultures or languages and have beautiful meaning. What if I took your name and said, "Wow, what an ugly name. You must have a terrible life!" The world is so diverse that these days unique names have a place. All sorts of kids are named all sorts of different names representing heir tribes, cultures and religion. Who gave you the exclusive right to call the parents out and say the child's name is ugly??? It's because of people like YOU the child will grow up insecure because he/she will stumble across your article and see their named mentioned. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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      Just Me 8 months ago

      Sarah is a hideous, boring, overused name.

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      kyla 7 months ago

      Are you serious, I LOVE the name crystal, courtney, and cassandra I would have named my kids that, what a terrible website

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      Daniera 7 months ago

      My dads name is Larry my grandmothers name is margret my cousins name is gage so really

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      Linda 6 months ago

      The name Linda should be removed from the site, it is not an ugly name.

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      Meredith 2 months ago

      Peggy is an ugly name, to all those people named Peggy lol sorry if I'm offending you

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      YouTube 5 weeks ago

      Ya this are ugly name not trying to mean and my sister is having a baby i don't no

      What to name her she need help

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      GRR 4 weeks ago

      I have these people in my family: Ashley, Brittney, Courtney, Judy, and I know a lot of people with the other names. Some of them are just opinion, but others yes re horrible.

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