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Have you ever had to smile through an awkward introduction to an unusual baby name? You’ve got company.
Someone recently asked, “What baby name immediately makes you lose all respect for the parents, and why?” Here are the top-voted responses.
“The only one I’ve witnessed in real life was some woman yelling at her daughter in the grocery store, Starlet. It makes me predict endless beauty pageants, forced auditions, and her mother living her dreams vicariously through her,” someone suggested. Another argued, “Or she was a fan of the Toyota Starlet. Fantastic car.”
9. Names With X’s Tossed In the Middle
“All the names with an ‘X’ thrown in the middle or even two. Jaxxtley. Braxxton. Braxley. I hate them,” someone professed. Another shared, “Met an Xtopher, pronounced Christopher. “You know, like Xmas is the same as Christmas!”
8. Royalty Titles
“Princess, Queen, etc., for baby names? Just no,” someone replied. “Went to high school with a girl named Tiara,” another confessed. “I’ll go you one better. I worked with a Tiara. Last name, Queen. Tiara Queen,” a third user shared.
“I have seen the rise of Brinlee or Brynlee lately.. ugh,” one user sighed. Another admitted, “It sucks cause I’ve always loved the name Brynn for a girl, but the Brynlee craze has made me rethink it.”
6. Den Names
“DEN names,” said another. “Hayden, Braiden, Kayden, Jayden, Zayden. Etc. The live Laugh Love type names.” “As a teacher, I’m done with the Den names as well,” another confessed.
“I know four people named their kids Remington in the past couple of years. The funny thing is none of them are into the gun culture,” someone stated. Another joked, “Are they into typewriters?” “Obsolete tech has entered the chat,” another cracked.
“The name Reighfyl, pronounced rifle,” one shared. “My great-great+ grandmother’s first name was Rifke. When she immigrated to the United States around 1900, the clerk typing her entry document accidentally hit the key immediately to the right of K and ‘Americanized’ her name to Rifle,” another shared.
3. Any Name That Is Alcohol
“Any name as alcohol. Chardonnay, Tequila, Hennessey, Alize, Bacardi, etc. Saw those a lot as a teacher. Also, I had a male student named Crash Danger. No, I’m not kidding,” one confessed.
“Nevaeh is the most obnoxious to me. Please explain to me that it’s heaven backward again. So clever,” one user stated. Another joked, “I’m naming my kid Heaven and telling people it’s “Nevaeh spelled backward.”
1. Horribly Misspelled Names To Be Trendy
“Horribly misspelled names to seem different are the worst,” shared one. “The irony is that my boyfriend’s name is Krysteffor.” “This,” another agreed. “My Uber driver’s name was “Tiphane” – I tried to pronounce it ‘Tie-phain,’ and she corrected me that it’s pronounced -Tiffany.”
Finally, a third commenter confessed, “My wife’s name is Alyssa, pronounced Alicia. We’ve been together for over six years, and I still mispronounce her name when reading it aloud.”
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of baby names people automatically lose respect for parents over.
Please remember, I didn’t pick these names. My cousin has one of them!
This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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