What are bad names to call your baby

(41 Posts)
AmiorEzzy Sat 27-Apr-13 08:46:21

I am expecting a baby boy what should I call him?

hellokitty124 Sat 27-Apr-13 22:28:38

This is a joke question, right? grin

Zavi Sat 27-Apr-13 22:38:46

I'm guessing that you want people to suggest "mainstream" bad names...

These are ones that I personally think are truly awful, the ones that make me cringe and think "how could you..." are:

Any "surname" names
Any "city/country" names
Wayne
Lee
Brandon
Britney
Molly

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Sat 27-Apr-13 22:48:21

The Fonz

Jnote Sat 27-Apr-13 22:48:49

For me any name that conjures a future religious cult leader nut job IE Ezikiel, Abraham, Gideon, Jedidiah, Jehoshaphat, etc

Though saying that, Caleb seems to be cool again thaks to kings of leon...

exoticfruits Sat 27-Apr-13 22:56:27

Anything where he has to spell it
Anything he can get really teased about
Anything where he has to keep explaining he had nutty parents.

hellokitty124 Sun 28-Apr-13 17:14:07

"Anything where he has to spell it"

So many widely used names have several spellings and need to be spellt out e.g.
Finley/Finlay
Elliot/Eliott/Eliot
Philip/Phillip
Katherine/Catherine/Kathryn
Mollie/Molly
etc. etc.

exoticfruits Sun 28-Apr-13 17:36:10

I don't think those are too bad- you just have to say 'Catherine with a C' or 'Philip with one L' or 'Molly with a Y'.
I was thinking of the sort of parent who likes to be 'creative' over names.

LucyLucas Mon 29-Apr-13 17:12:13

Muffin. Whiskers. Paws. Any cat/dog name...

usualsuspect Mon 29-Apr-13 17:26:17

Sue

quertas Mon 29-Apr-13 20:13:02

You mean I can't call my baby Satan Belzeebub Hitler D'Frou Frou the third? Harsh grin

If go for bad names being anything that's going to tie him to a lifestyle choice or end in teasing as others have said. Anything else is a matter of choice and preference smile

Sheshelob Mon 29-Apr-13 21:41:26

George Osbourne.

TalkativeJim Tue 30-Apr-13 17:51:17

DoomBaby

monsterchild Tue 30-Apr-13 17:55:49

Prince

JollyPurpleGiant Tue 30-Apr-13 17:57:21

SnotBags.

DS will answer to this

shelli135 Tue 30-Apr-13 18:16:44

Golden balls

lisaro Tue 30-Apr-13 18:32:05

Ok, I'll be the first contentious one;
Jayden or Kayden, unless you will be giving him a spiky on top mullet and sparkly earring,
Justin, cos he'll always get small willy jokes
Tarquin, Jolyon or similar, cos he'll be teased,
Kevin or Walter cos he'll hate you
Trevor cos it's the name of a gerbil.
Liam, lovely old name sadly taken over by the 'people that have naughty boys brigade'.
Go down to your roughest supermarket and listen to what's being shrieked - that should give you an idea whatnot to use.
Martin - I knew a very snotty one (adenoid problems) in the early 70's.
Nothing spelled yoonikely, cos it's not something he'll ever thank you for.

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