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Which names do you IRRATIONALLY dislike?

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verelab Sat 25-Oct-14 19:23:56

This is not certainly not meant to be a "bitchy names thread". The emphasis is on the word IRRATIONAL. i.e. there are some names that are perfectly innocuous, lots of other people like them, I've known some lovely people with those names (so no obvious bad associations) BUT for some reason I've always disliked them. Would be interested in hearing anyone else's bugbear names!

ANNA - just too symmetrical, and (to my ears) smug and boring

LUCINDA - I like Lucy, but for some reason the "inda" really turns me off this name

Anything with "BELLE"on the end.Annabelle, Isabelle etc Pretty on paper, but I just don't like the sound for some reason

BEATRICE again irrational, but the combination of sounds just doesn't do it for me, it does the opposite of "trip off the tongue"

This is not meant to be in any way offensive. My 3 children have really "Marmite" names, and I don't mind at all that some people don't like them.
I just think everyone finds that certain sounds "jar" with them. Do others find this?

On a different note, the Baby Names topic is brilliant and I have been a long time lurker!

Lunastarfish Sat 25-Oct-14 19:25:54

I pathologically hate Alice and Charlotte. No real reason, I just think they're horrid even though I know plenty of lovely Charlottes.

fairgame Sat 25-Oct-14 19:26:39

Archie. I can't stand it and don't know why.

Wailywailywaaaiillly Sat 25-Oct-14 19:27:52

Rowena. I don't know why as I only know a very nice Rowena I just don't like the name

Wailywailywaaaiillly Sat 25-Oct-14 19:28:49

I feel dislike for the name Amelia too, for some reason

1lov3comp5 Sat 25-Oct-14 19:29:56

I grew up with a girl called Dorcas, just so harsh sounding and but yet there's nothing wrong with it per se

morningsarepants Sat 25-Oct-14 19:30:16

Can't stand Charlotte. No idea why!
But Anna is beautiful

NickiFury Sat 25-Oct-14 19:30:27


All the Lee Ann's I have ever known have been thoroughly mean.

Mrsgrumble Sat 25-Oct-14 19:33:26

At the moment Ava . Just so many around here

No really into names that have funky spellings - trying too hard or those that are just too out there just to be cool.

Lucked Sat 25-Oct-14 19:33:55


I know someone with a sister called Dorcas, the sister I know has a stunning name. Never met Dorcas but always felt sorry for her. I think it sounds like dork ass so IMO there is something wrong with it.

TeaAndALemonTart Sat 25-Oct-14 19:35:20

Toby, I hate it. Tobias is even worse imo.

And Josh. No idea why but think it might be because of the expression 'just Joshing'

MizLizLemon Sat 25-Oct-14 19:35:35

Wendy, sounds too much like windy and makes me think of farting.

Greta/Gretel, too harsh sounding and kind of lumpy.

Jeremy, smug.

NickiFury Sat 25-Oct-14 19:35:40

Caleb or Seth. Both sound like the names of ranting, evangelical, fire and brimstone, preaching ministers from The Deep South.

1lov3comp5 Sat 25-Oct-14 19:36:15

Lucked did the sister's name begin with E?

scarletforya Sat 25-Oct-14 19:36:16

Casper, Jasper, Hugo, Alex, Rupert, Archie, Alfie, Max, etc

Wailywailywaaaiillly Sat 25-Oct-14 19:36:20

There was a girl called Nory in my class I always thought it was a horrid name. I quite like it now. Not feeling love for the name Dorcas now but I have never met any.

number2093847 Sat 25-Oct-14 19:36:59

I like Elle but Elliot and Ella I dislike for no reason at all.

Coolas Sat 25-Oct-14 19:37:25

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AllThreeWays Sat 25-Oct-14 19:38:16

David, no idea why, just hate it

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 25-Oct-14 19:39:26


It feels odd in my throat when I say it. I think maybe the sound is too close to 'cloying'. Awkward, as it's the name of a daughter of a dear friend.


Perfectly nice name theoretically but I've met a couple I really disliked and it's tainted now.

PinkSquash Sat 25-Oct-14 19:39:45

Finlay/Findley. Just sounds awful to me.

lisej Sat 25-Oct-14 19:41:23

I loathe Alice. To me, it sounds smug and 'nothingy'. I have never known an Alice so I have nobody to base this feeling on.

I also really really dislike Hannah. I have known many, both lovely and horrible, but the name only ever conjures up images of irritatingly precocious and keen little girls to me.

Top of my irrational dislikes, though, are nearly all old names that begin with M. I think I hate them all, with the exception of Margaret and Mary. So, Molly, Millie, Martha, Mabel and Maisie all really really bother me. I have no idea why I dislike them so much, but they set my teeth on edge. they're really popular too, so lots of my friends have girls with those names.

NickiFury Sat 25-Oct-14 19:43:14

Leon. It's a rappers name.

Wildpoppies Sat 25-Oct-14 19:45:16


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