Least favorite girl names?

What names do you dislike the most? For me, I dislike unisex names on girls. Names like [name_u]Madison[/name_u], [name_u]Taylor[/name_u], [name_u]Jordan[/name_u], [name_u]Hayden[/name_u], [name_u]Ryan[/name_u], and [name_u]Riley[/name_u] (one of my favorite boy names) just seem so masculine to me. I especially hate it when people try to feminize a name ([name_f]Madisyn[/name_f], [name_u]Taylar[/name_u], Jordynne, [name_f]Rhianne[/name_f], [name_u]Rylie[/name_u]). I don’t really like “mack-” names ([name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u], [name_f]Mckayla[/name_f], [name_u]McKinley[/name_u], [name_f]Mckenna[/name_f]) and my absolute least favorite:


And any other spellings of it ([name_f]Neveah[/name_f], Navaya, Nevaia). [name_f]Heaven[/name_f] backwards would mean hell, right? And misspelling it totally defeats the purpose.

Sorry for the rant, and no offense if anyone has these names! Really! Everyone has a least favorite, and these just happen to be my least favorite


[name_f]Kayla[/name_f], [name_u]Kenzie[/name_u], [name_f]Kendra[/name_f], [name_f]McKenna[/name_f], [name_f]Kayleigh[/name_f], etc.

I can’t stand the [name_m]Mack[/name_m]/Mak names, and I absolutely can’t stand the lee’s/leigh’s/ly’s/ley’s. ([name_f]Hayley[/name_f], [name_f]Kaylee[/name_f]) I hate new spellings. [name_f]Alaina[/name_f] instead of [name_f]Elena[/name_f]. [name_f]My[/name_f] absolute least favorite name is one I saw on the comment list of a blog post. It was…


I mean, [name_u]Lexi[/name_u] is pretty if not a little out there, but Lexxi? Is it just me or does that sound really stripperish? I don’t mean to offend anyone if they like these names.

hhhmmmmm, I definitely have names I dislike, but I have found over the years I have come to like something I previously didn’t. As a young girl I hated [name_u]Vivian[/name_u]. Shame on young me! :slight_smile:
I am too no fan of the surname on a girl - yes you [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u]! I am reading a book with twins in named [name_f]Kezia[/name_f] and [name_f]Kinley[/name_f] - yeeeuch! But as a child one of my favourite names was [name_f]Kezia[/name_f] nn [name_f]Kizzy[/name_f]. [name_f]Kezia[/name_f] is still nice - but matched with [name_f]Kinley[/name_f]…nope.
Some names just don’t seem as if they could ever sound feminine, attractive or, well, nice. [name_f]Bertha[/name_f] for example. Yet I love [name_f]Martha[/name_f] which is not so dissimilar. The only names that really make me cringe I think are the [name_m]Mack[/name_m] names (yet to hear them [name_m]IRL[/name_m] here in the UK) and [name_f]Kinley[/name_f], [name_u]Brinley[/name_u] and friends.

I don’t like [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] or [name_f]Sophia[/name_f] because of their popularity. I know, I know, “but they’re such pretty names, it shouldn’t matter how many people have them”. I guess I just don’t like the names in general too. (Which is weird, because I like [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]). I also find a special pocket of quiet hatred in my heart for:

  1. kre8tivihTee
  2. extreme boys names on girls and vice versa (I like unisex names, like for example [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_f]Brynn[/name_f], [name_u]Hadley[/name_u]. [name_m]Just[/name_m] not when girls are called [name_u]Ryan[/name_u], [name_u]Tristan[/name_u], etc. ick.)
  3. both the [name_u]Lee[/name_u]/[name_u]Leigh[/name_u]/Lei trend and the [name_u]Lyn[/name_u]/[name_u]Lynn[/name_u] trend ([name_f]Kaylee[/name_f], [name_f]Carleigh[/name_f], [name_f]Marlyn[/name_f] [name_f]Kaylynn[/name_f])

I really don’t understand the [name_m]Mac[/name_m]- names, they drive me crazy! There are also some names that are unisex, but that I love on boys, and really don’t want to go to the girls (I’m looking at you [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]). And there are just some unisex I cannot understand being used for girls e.g. [name_u]Avery[/name_u], [name_u]Payton[/name_u], anything ending in -son, and it’s almost worse when they’re ‘feminised’ I saw Jaycyn once and almost cried. I also dislike:
[name_u]River[/name_u] (Because of the [name_m]Doctor[/name_m] Who character)
[name_u]James[/name_u] ([name_m]Just[/name_m] why?)
[name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f]/[name_f]Rihanna[/name_f] (There are just too many not very admirable I know people with this name)
Stella, Estelle, Adele, Celeste (There’s just something about 2 syllable names with an Elle sound)
Georgiana said George-ay-na. I love George-ee-ah-na though.
And my least favourite name ever…
[name_f]Cora[/name_f]- It’s the name of the worst character in my favourite book (the fact that she was actually a murder victim in real life doesn’t help) and I don’t think I can ever love it.

There are probably more I can’t think of atm, but I might add some later.

Popular girl names I don’t like:
[name_f]Isabella[/name_f] (I have NEVER liked this name. [name_u]Ever[/name_u].)

Old lady names:

Unisex names: ( I only like these on boys)

Oh there are so many! I don’t love a lot of girls names, haha : ) Here are some:

[name_f]Gina[/name_f], [name_f]Dina[/name_f], [name_f]Lena[/name_f]

When I see them, I can only picture mothballs and stained floral prints. Why? I don’t know. And of course I dislike many of the names others have mentioned; the mainstreamed “tacky” names, like McKinnleigh and such; but I only mentioned names that are correctly spelt, traditional, and otherwise fine. But for the fact that I don’t like them at all!

With a strong emphasis on the fact that this is my subjective opinion and not an attempt to claim the name is objectively bad…


I don’t know why I dislike it so much, I just do. I cringe when I see it on these forums, even though I know some wonderful people named [name_f]Paige[/name_f]. [name_m]Just[/name_m] don’t like it.

Definitely [name_f]Nevaeh[/name_f], such an awful idea who ever came up with that.

Also [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u], [name_f]Mckenna[/name_f], any name that ends in -son especially [name_u]Madison[/name_u].

I might not be fond of some names but the only name that I really dislike is [name_f]Leah[/name_f], I’m okay-ish with [name_f]Lea[/name_f] but there is something about the name [name_f]Leah[/name_f] that I just don’t like.

I find it to just be unappealing in every sense of the word. But I guess it’s all personal preference.

[name_f]Mila[/name_f], [name_f]Naomi[/name_f], and [name_f]Nevaeh[/name_f]! Those are the worst for me. :slight_smile: I just shudder at the thought of them. Particularly [name_f]Mila[/name_f] and [name_f]Naomi[/name_f]–I feel like I should like them more, but ugh. I just can’t.

I also dislike some of the more old-fashioned names coming into style now ([name_f]Mabel[/name_f] and [name_f]Florence[/name_f] particularly!), quite strongly, but a lot of the others, I really love (here’s to looking at you, [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], and [name_f]Agnes[/name_f]/[name_f]Agatha[/name_f]!).

I’m pretty easy-going when it comes to names, though. I don’t strongly dislike most names, and can find appeal in most. I don’t personally like unisex names on girls–I wouldn’t follow the trend myself–but there are some unisex names I really like ([name_u]Hadley[/name_u], [name_f]Jocelyn[/name_f], [name_f]Greer[/name_f], [name_u]Jordan[/name_u], etc.), and I can stomach most of them. The only thing I have against unisex names is that I wish it weren’t so taboo to name your son a very unisex name, like [name_u]Avery[/name_u] and [name_u]Harper[/name_u], or [name_u]Addison[/name_u] and [name_u]Bailey[/name_u] (I think [name_u]Addison[/name_u] and [name_u]Bailey[/name_u] would be adorable for brothers!).

Boy names on girls and misspelled names I severely dislike! I’m also not a fan of nevaeh.

Other names I don’t like: [name_f]Jorja[/name_f]. [name_f]Georgia[/name_f]. [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]. [name_f]Janet[/name_f]. [name_f]Gretchen[/name_f]. [name_f]Cynthia[/name_f]. [name_f]Sylvia[/name_f]. [name_f]Betty[/name_f]. Old school names I guess!

Boys names on girls

I’m not a fan of the following;

[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] - ick

Most words that aren’t typically used as names
Most unisex names
Most creatively spelled names
Most made up names

[name_u]Sage[/name_u] is the only name that bothers me. Old lady names or like names I disliked before don’t bother me as I’ve kind of gone past the stage of hating it. [name_u]Sage[/name_u] is nothing but a culinary herb to me.

I, along with many other cannot stand the [name_m]Mack[/name_m]/Mc names. I don’t get it. And I REALLY hate when people take these names that are already terrible and make up spellings. I don’t like MOST nn’s as first names, [name_f]Katie[/name_f], [name_f]Lily[/name_f], [name_u]Nikki[/name_u], [name_f]Maggie[/name_f], etc. I don’t like names that are used a lot on animals, [name_u]Bailey[/name_u], [name_f]Mollie[/name_f], [name_f]Cleo[/name_f]. I dislike names those super fad names like [name_f]Cadence[/name_f], [name_m]Caden[/name_m], [name_u]Hayden[/name_u], and any variations of those names. I also don’t like [name_f]Destiny[/name_f], [name_f]Desirae[/name_f], [name_f]Savannah[/name_f], [name_f]Sabrina[/name_f], and names of that nature because the people I have known with those names have been, for lack of a better word… Trashy.

I don’t like [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_u]Bailey[/name_u], [name_f]Leah[/name_f], [name_u]Shannon[/name_u], [name_f]Vera[/name_f], [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f], [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], [name_f]Emilia[/name_f], [name_u]Kendall[/name_u]/[name_u]London[/name_u]/[name_u]Devon[/name_u]/[name_u]Chelsea[/name_u]/[name_f]Ireland[/name_f]/[name_u]Aberdeen[/name_u] (I actually hold my head in despair at UK place names), [name_f]Ruth[/name_f], [name_u]Peyton[/name_u] (blech), [name_f]Lucia[/name_f], [name_u]Madison[/name_u], [name_f]Mila[/name_f] (slimy).

BTW, [name_f]Rhianne[/name_f] actually isn’t a feminisation, it’s a form of the Welsh [name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f] and well-known in my area; and [name_u]Rhian[/name_u] itself means ‘maiden’ in Welsh.

I don’t like masculine names on girls ([name_u]Riley[/name_u], [name_u]Madison[/name_u], etc…), and I don’t like [name_m]Mack[/name_m] names either, ([name_f]McKenna[/name_f], [name_u]Mackenzie[/name_u], etc…). I also incredibly dislike surnames on girls, especially masculine surnames, ([name_u]Reagan[/name_u], [name_u]Kennedy[/name_u], etc…). Unisex names I dislike, too, ([name_u]Morgan[/name_u], [name_u]Logan[/name_u], etc…). I hate [name_f]Emily[/name_f], and all the spelling variants.

Specific names I really dislike include: [name_u]Peyton[/name_u], [name_f]Paislee[/name_f], [name_f]Destiny[/name_f], [name_f]Nevaeh[/name_f], [name_u]Shannon[/name_u], [name_f]Megan[/name_f], [name_u]Addison[/name_u], [name_f]Hannah[/name_f], [name_u]Alexis[/name_u], [name_u]Skylar[/name_u], [name_f]Naomi[/name_f]. -And all spellings of those.

I, like many other posters, hate the Mc and lyn names. I can’t take someone who names their child [name_u]Brooklyn[/name_u] (or worse, [name_f]Brooklynn[/name_f]) seriously.

Other names that makes me shudder:

[name_f]Olive[/name_f]. I know people love this but I find it so hideous. What is attractive about an olive?
[name_f]Clementine[/name_f]. I feel this name is the [name_f]Crystal[/name_f] of the 2010s and will go down market very quickly.
[name_f]Sarah[/name_f]. A poster here once said “It’s so boring, it’s like naming your child ‘Girl’.” And I agree.
[name_u]Madison[/name_u]. When someone names a baby this now, I think, “Have you really not been paying attention?”
[name_f]Coraline[/name_f]. [name_f]Caroline[/name_f] is great. [name_f]Coraline[/name_f] is an animated character.
[name_u]Sage[/name_u] and [name_f]Saffron[/name_f]. These are spices!
Hyphenated names. Why makes things so complicated?