21 Baby Names Voted 'The Worst' of 2016 ... So Far

Tanvier Peart | Mar 23, 2016 Pregnancy
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  • Aliviyah


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    Apparently Reddit users really dislike "creative spelling." Alrighty then!  If you're wondering how to pronounce it, here's a hint: Olivia Wilde, Olivia Newton-John, Olivia Pope ...

  • Mhavrych


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    This rendition of "Maverick" might cause your kid's teacher to do a double take. Those Reddit users really don't like the use of Y's instead of I's!

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  • Beberly


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    "Beberly hills," quipped one Reddit user.


  • Danger


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    "Danger, Will Robinson. Danger!" Soo maybe Lost in Space wasn't the inspiration for this baby name. You gotta admit, it does live on the wild side. And, guess what? Danger is a unisex name.

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  • Little Sweetmeat


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    .... LOL. There are no words for this one. Before you consider naming your child "Little Sweetmeat," please (oh please) think about the ramifications of that choice: the resumes Little Sweetmeat will need to fill out; the time in school Little Sweetmeat will have every time attendance gets called, etc.

  • Nevaeh


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    Should you have a little difficulties understanding the meaning behind this name, allow us to help you out. Write it down -- in large letters -- on a piece of paper. Now, stand in front of a mirror. Yup, Nevaeh is "Heaven" backwards.

  • C'andre


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  • Colon


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    "Hi, my name is Colon." Imagine seeing that on a sticker at a business function, or a speed-dating event. There's really no way to paint this baby name as an awesome choice. Guarantee you didn't think about grammar and punctuation when you first saw this. (Yeah, you might want to remember to call your doctor for a checkup.)

  • Abcde


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    When a Reddit commenter didn't believe this was a real name (as in A ... B ... C ...), the original posted pointed to this article claiming there are 328 humans in the USA named Abcde. Seriously, y'all, Abcde is a girl's name.

  • Baby


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    Well ... we know someone named "Baby" (who cares if she was fictitious) who had the summer of her life, found love, and learned how to dirty dance. All jokes aside, Baby is a pretty sweet unisex name choice.

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  • Merika


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    Who knows if this is a unisex name or not. "Merika" sounds kinda patriotic. Maybe the baby who gets this name will want to make America great again.

  • Jerica


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    Do you just love the name "Jessica"? Can you not live without "Erica"? Well, now you don't have to choose -- because you can mold them together into "Jerica."

  • Panthy


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    "Like panty with a lisp?" questioned one Reddit user after hearing this name. "Panthy" could reflect a parent's strong love for a leopard ... right?

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  • Reighleigh


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    How is "Reighleigh" all that shocking? Sure, it might've been a wee bit easier to use Riley, but maybe Mom likes the letters "g" and "h" in a baby name. (Just a thought.)

  • Appaloosa


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    Hmm ... Well, maybe Mom or Dad love Ed Harris and felt inspired to name their baby girl after this 2008 movie. Or, maybe these parents really love the appaloosa horse breed? Yeah, there's no real way to sugarcoat this one -- it's out there.

  • Gotham


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    When the terror of the night becomes unbearable, who do you call? Hollywood is full of superhero movies and television shows that capture our attention, and have us rooting for the good guy. One baby name that made this list but might turn out to be a badass choice is "Gotham." Sure, it's different, but very unique.

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  • Yunique


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    Speaking of unique, this is a very special way of spelling ... unique. At least you can't say "Yunique" isn't distinct. (Mom, you get points for being original.)

  • Melanomia


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    "Ex-boyfriend named his daughter Melanomia. Yup. Dodged a bullet," wrote a Reddit user. If you don't know, melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body, if undetected.

  • Britney Shakira Beyonce


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    Nope, you're reading this name correctly. This little child will never have to choose her favorite performer because she has three names for the price of one. "Britney Shakira Beyonce" is pretty fierce with a bigger pair of heels to fill. Are you "crazy in love" over this baby name? (PS: The initials are BSB, like, you know, The Backstreet Boys.)

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