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?

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 27-Apr-13 08:51:28

Bad, as in good?

noblegiraffe Sat 27-Apr-13 08:55:35


DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 27-Apr-13 09:00:16


scaevola Sat 27-Apr-13 09:00:40

A name which is traditionally a girls name.

Anything that sounds rude with your surname.

turkeyboots Sat 27-Apr-13 09:01:21

Weasel would be bad.

scaevola Sat 27-Apr-13 09:02:43

Those were bad naming strategies not clear from difference betwee title and ZoP which you actually want.

Good naming strategies are: names you've always loved (especially if you can get DP's blood off the carpet when you realise his ideas are different), and names which honour ancestors.

scaevola Sat 27-Apr-13 09:03:49

I know a Weasel! (nn for Louis/Louise)

noblegiraffe Sat 27-Apr-13 09:09:39

Celebrities might be able to get away with Peaches or Apple, but Banana is a no.

TheFallenNinja Sat 27-Apr-13 09:40:23

Anything that rhymes with swear words grin

How and why can we tell you what to call your child? There are millions of variables. Don't call him Sue.

insanityscratching Sat 27-Apr-13 10:08:41

Don't give him a name and then alter the spelling because the poor child will be forever spelling his name for people. So James would be good but Jaymz would be bad.

It depends on what names you like?

Agree to not rhyming with swear words.

CheesyPoofs Sat 27-Apr-13 10:45:45


I'd try not to give him a name so unusual that most people's first thought is "that's not a name".

fussychica Sat 27-Apr-13 14:29:34

A five minute wonder name eg named after some celeb of the moment
A made up name/spelling
A name which is silly with your surname eg Eileen Over
What everyone else has already said.

Corygal Sat 27-Apr-13 14:38:24

Branding isn't wildly, um, privileged-sounding - Timberland, Mulberry and Burberry may not immediately suggest the next Chairman of BP.

katolla Sat 27-Apr-13 14:41:05

The Wizard

MrsGeologist Sat 27-Apr-13 14:43:07

I dunno katolla, The Wizard sounds pretty awesome to me grin

Still18atheart Sat 27-Apr-13 14:48:15

Intials which make rude words - i.e Christopher Rupert Alfred Perkins

MummyBurrows Sat 27-Apr-13 14:57:09

I wouldn't recommend Voldemort...or Rumpelstiltskin (sp?)...or Shrek...and I guess Spiderman probably isn't a good idea either....

Mother2many Sat 27-Apr-13 14:58:53


Sheshelob Sat 27-Apr-13 14:59:06

The Wizard! <scribbles it down to remember for next child>

Any 'The' names are awesome.

The General
The Boss
The Man
The One and Only

Those are the names of my future children sorted.

AnAirOfHope Sat 27-Apr-13 15:01:14

There are loads lol

ThenWeTakeBerlin Sat 27-Apr-13 15:11:17


(The last two are illegal, I believe)

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

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.
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


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


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


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


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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