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What are bad names to call your baby

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AmiorEzzy Sat 27-Apr-13 08:46:21

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

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.

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

Golden balls

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


DS will answer to this

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


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


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

George Osbourne.

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

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


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

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

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.

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 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.

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...

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

The Fonz

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

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

This is a joke question, right? grin

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


(The last two are illegal, I believe)

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

There are loads lol

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.

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


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....

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

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

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

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

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

The Wizard

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.

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