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Worst 2 names you've EVER heard?

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mummyjanine Mon 20-Jan-14 08:51:05

One boys name & one girls name that just makes you cringe!!

Girl - Girtrude
Boy - Gaylord

TheFabulousIdiot Wed 22-Jan-14 22:47:43

M granny was called Gertrude I love it

Just looked at the website for my local school and there's a pupil called Barbie.

Ilovekittyelise Wed 22-Jan-14 22:50:07

ps mummyjanine, not sure how much time you spendon babyname threads (iv been here loads recently due to imminent arrival of un named one), but if you hang around you will notice that some people kind of enjoy the sport of it in a not very kind type of wsy. dont be upset, its obvious you were just having a bit of fun!

BuntyPenfold Thu 23-Jan-14 07:51:43

Actually, there is a worst, it was Male- for a girl.

ZingSweetApple Thu 23-Jan-14 08:00:25


report your opening post and ask MNHQ to delete it if that's what you want

but I wouldn't. if people get involved and then get upset it's their fault fir getting involved.wink

Algorithm Thu 23-Jan-14 10:27:05

I'd say my own name, of course. It's well and truly hated on MN due to having been used on Eastenders and is 'too American' but actually before that it was only one thing - the most gorgeous shade of blue and a very luxurious jewellers.

Oh my sister's name should probably be included for being 'chavvy' and a 'little girl's' name. Oh and the shortening is obviously horrifying if you do decide to name your precious DD it how could you cope with such a bad NN? hmm

MoominIsGoingToBeAMumWaitWHAT Thu 23-Jan-14 10:52:55

My name is hated grin apparently 'every other little girl in Britain is called it', and it's a 'chav' name. There certainly weren't many around in 1994, and I've never met another with the name, 'chav' or not wink

MrsKoala Thu 23-Jan-14 17:36:26

I came on this thread actually looking for suggestions for our next dc. DSs name gets some pretty nasty responses so i thought i may find something i like amongst peoples most hated. Sure enough the very first post had a name i love in it - Gertrude. I think Rudy is an absolutely gorgeous name for a girl. Haven't found any boys names i like, so come on people dig deep and think of ones you reaaallly hate. I'm sure to love it.

EirikurNoromaour Thu 23-Jan-14 19:43:04

Double barreled names and names that look made up like khylan.

brokenhearted55a Thu 23-Jan-14 19:46:22

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Ilovekittyelise Thu 23-Jan-14 20:39:57

chaos first page is full of posts of that tone!

Janorisa Thu 23-Jan-14 20:41:26

I love Prudence

ZingSweetApple Thu 23-Jan-14 21:04:01


I suggest Oblivion or Serendipity. I dare ya!grin

MrsKoala Thu 23-Jan-14 21:38:05

DH wants Callaban confused

MrsKoala Thu 23-Jan-14 21:39:11

Sorry, Caliban i mean.

mummyjanine Thu 23-Jan-14 21:42:17

Yeah i hate my name too! It's pretty awful lol but doesn't bother me, couldn't care less tbh so say what you like smile

hollyisalovelyname Thu 23-Jan-14 21:43:26

Gobnait (girl)
Lancelot ( boy) I always think Prancealot grin

ZingSweetApple Thu 23-Jan-14 21:58:24

not Caliban, noooooo!
sounds like Taliban

or a Scrabble mix up of Cannibal. just no.


hoppinghare Thu 23-Jan-14 22:05:24

Worst girl's name - mummyjanine

MrsKoala Thu 23-Jan-14 22:27:43

I've vetoed it Zing. DS has a name of a Shakespearian character (not intentionally) so we'd look like Shakespeare weirdoes - which we aren't btw.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 23-Jan-14 22:30:16


Does your DS's name begin with H?Short?

I like lots of the Shakespearean names smile

MrsKoala Thu 23-Jan-14 22:32:47

No, it's Bottom wink

MrsKoala Thu 23-Jan-14 22:36:28

Not really of course - it starts with L and it is the most beauteous boys name in the land. The problem is we love it so much we just can't think of one for the expected sibling which is as gorgeous. I am thinking of starting a thread for inspiration but i may not be able to handle negative comments. I got some last time and i still feel angry about it. Which i accept is sad and funny at the same time. But it just felt so personal.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 23-Jan-14 23:11:43

I think I know what it is MrsK, I think it's a lovely name, tough one to match though, as you say!

ZingSweetApple Fri 24-Jan-14 07:08:52



ZingSweetApple Fri 24-Jan-14 07:10:03


you could do worse than being a Shakespeare weirdo!grin

(true WS fan here)

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