I think everyone’s hit all of my least favourite things already, so there’s no use in repeating, but here are a few more things that make me roll my eyes…
The made-up name trend, especially for girls. Names like Bryleigh, Jaylynn, Lakynn… Basically when people take a sound and then add a -leigh or a -lynn to it, I automatically hate it.
Abused middle names. Jane, Lynn, Elizabeth, Nicole, Grace, May/Mae, Jade, and for boys Michael. On here, I’d say Wren is also a name that makes me roll my eyes when I see it crammed in the middle spot, or any spot really.
Unrelated nicknames. Okay, I get that nicknames are just nicknames, and that nicknames can be anything. However, when I see Christabelle nn Apple as a name possibility for a kid that isn’t even born… just, why?
About 90% of Nameberry’s top names, because I see them everywhere on here. Also, the names that are overly popular outside of Nameberry. Especially if they have 20 different spellings. Mackenzie, Madison, Brooklyn, Riley, Kayden, Jayden… Some I do like, like Olivia or Sophia, but when it feels like every little girl I meet is named some variant of Mckenzie/Mackenzie/Mackenzi/M’kenzie, it gets old really quickly.
Butchered spellings of traditional names. I’m not talking about Emilie instead of Emily, I mean Emmaleigh instead of Emily. Emily is significantly shorter and it sounds the exact same. What was the point in spelling a name with 20 extra letters?
I laugh when I see people say they hate names, and yet their signatures are riddled with the exact thing they hate