Names you hate the most?

Which names do you hate/dislike and why?

-Names that are spelled unnecessarily complicatedly (ie: Aliviyah). This just makes life difficult for everyone involved.

-Overused trendy names (ie: [name_u]Jordan[/name_u] and [name_u]Ryan[/name_u] for girls) especially when they’re past their time. They don’t age well imo.

-What I perceive to be “soft” names for boys (ie: [name_u]Evan[/name_u]/Devon/Allen/Kenny). This is super subjective but like nails on a chalkboard for me.

I hope I don’t offend anyone with these comments :blush:

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I have no specific names I hate and even if I did, I wouldn’t want to share them publicly at the risk of offending/hurting someone. I know that sounds soft, but I’ve seen it happen here and I’ve seen awful comments about my own names that leave a bad taste in my mouth.

However, names that I’m not too fond of tend to be the ones that I have a bad association with, (for example, I have a bad association with the name [name_f]Maia[/name_f], as I was bullied by one as a kid, even though the name is perfectly fine) or have an AWFUL meaning, either biblically or meaning-wise. For example, I do love the names ‘[name_u]Cameron[/name_u]’ & ‘[name_u]Campbell[/name_u]’ but the meaning really puts me off and I wouldn’t want to use it. I tie meanings very heavily to names!

Just a reminder to everyone to keep this thread CIVIL, and be mindful of the words you use while describing names. :heart:


I think hate is a strong word - the only time I’d hate a name would be if it was offensive in some way (the most common issue is cultural appropriation). I do have names I don’t like, just like everyone else - they’re mostly 60s/70s names like [name_m]Simon[/name_m] and [name_m]Richard[/name_m] (sorry! I know [name_m]Simon[/name_m]’s quite popular on here)


I wouldnt say I hate any names, just names I personally dislike for me.
Im not really fond of [name_f]Bridget[/name_f], [name_f]Margaret[/name_f], or [name_f]Bianca[/name_f]… Im not quite sure how to explain it, but the sounds of these names sort of hurt my ears?

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I agree with this. For me these are [name_u]Rene[/name_u] and [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f], which are perfectly good names.

[name_m]Even[/name_m] for names I dislike, I can still see the appeal. If it had no appeal, it would not be used as a name.


Agree about strange spelling

I think Clamidia really bad choice because of another similar word, even if Clamidia buy it self, totally fine.

I hated names, depending on people “name owners” when I was small. Like, [name_f]Dolores[/name_f](because of [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]’s character🤣)

Do we really need another thread like this? Everyone has certain names they dislike personally, and yes, I admit I find some names rather tacky, but can’t we just keep it positive? There’s no need to go and ridicule other people’s choices, is there?


I guess that is misunderstanding, a) just share names and reasons, like “I don’t like [name_m]Tom[/name_m], because I know one [name_m]Tom[/name_m]…” b) Polite about strange ideas, like name “princess” for example c) don’t like some meaning

No hate speech, just thinking

This is the current most popular discussion thread on this topic :point_down:

Let’s add any additional comments there so as not to clog the boards with similar topics :slight_smile: