One of the first things you learn when you meet someone new is their name. Names are like labels, they don’t really mean anything and don’t say much about you as a person, but certain names can sound strange or have offensive connotations.
That’s why people still can’t get their heads around parents giving their kids those names. Of course, they want their kids to be one of a kind. In practice, however, unique, bizarre, and unusually spelled names can cause confusion and inconvenience to the owner of the name.
If you want to know which names people want to forget, especially for boys, you can find them in this list. is the best of
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I have a great uncle whose full name is LD. Those are not his initials. That’s his full name. When he was trying to get his social security card he wrote his LD and sent it back with no initials. So he wrote “L only, D only”. They sent him a card that said “Lonely Donley”.
I knew the two twins, Barry and Larry, but that was already a bit of a cliché. The second name was a surprise and it was clear that we weren’t really ready for a name.
A tribute to a Dutch couple I know, Richard and Willianne, who chose the name D**k & W***y de C**k.
I have to say Kevin.
Sorry to all Kevin but as a German married to an Australian this name is difficult. I had to explain to him that “Kevin” was completely off the charts because it would be used.
I’m sure you’ve heard scientific studies that prove that teachers expect less from a boy named Kevin than other boys’ names. There are a few others, but Kevin is like the ‘godfather of unusable names’ in Germany.
Trevor. it’s not a typo. Apparently, these kids’ dad and grandpa are named Robert. So they decided to reverse his name and call him Robert 🤔
As I progressed through my family tree project, I discovered that my great-uncle’s name was Humpy.
I have two and have encountered both in the wild.
Elmo – The man’s full name was “Elmo J. Fuggins.” His parents… don’t want to think. This name was just – mean and cruel. I felt sorry for the man. I could only imagine how sad he must have been at school. I don’t know if he is still alive. This was many years ago.
Hardass – A child who was a victim of his mother’s use of drugs during pregnancy. Thankfully the boy was taken out of her care (if you want to call it care) and adopted by a wonderful couple who live near me They renamed him, had a new ssn and everything to stop his mother from doing any more harm.
A regular name spelled in a “unique” way to make it stand out. Instead of Amanda, Amanda comes to mind. Unless there are some places with different cultures where this is considered the normal spelling, but if both of your parents are traditionally British and they chose this as your name, sorry. It doesn’t make you look “unique”.
I literally know a kid named Blade. Also, another couple named his son Chevy. If you ask me, I should have named him Budweiser and got over it.
I grew up with a guy named Ashley. Whenever he was called out of class by the front office on the intercom, they gave him a female pronoun.
I also know someone who named his son Kaiser. I have a lot of questions about that choice that I probably haven’t asked because I don’t want to know the answers.