You couldn't name your baby this!

OK, so I was thinking earlier about a friend in school who thought the name Chlamydia sounded like a pretty, frilly girls name. And although I disagreed, I can see were she got it from with names like [name]Lydia[/name], [name]Clarissa[/name], [name]Marissa[/name] etc. floating around the place.

So it got me thinking of the names I thought sounded like proper names but actually aren’t suitable at all. I used to think Asprin sounded like a cool boy’s name but obviously you wouldn’t name your little boy that.

So berries, what names can you think of that sound like names, but you should never use!

I know a guy who thought that Diarrhea sounded like a pretty name, it it wasn’t such a horrible thing to have. I can see how he thinks that, but yeah, it’s not usable. Haha. I can’t think of any others off the top of my head. Fun post. :slight_smile:

Oh my haha, I would never have said that was a pretty name! I also thought of Malaria, I think it has a nice sound to it yet it’s a infectious disease…so that’s a no-no!

My mother in laws neighbours named their son either Epson or Epsom, I think it was Epson. Epson is a big printer company and Epsom just makes me think of the salt. I can see how Epson sounds like a name, I’m not sure if it is, or if they actually did use the printer brand name.

Lunesta and [name]Lunette[/name] are two that I like but they are both names of products…

on a side note, I used to think Chlamydia was a board game until high school when my friends informed me there was no such game, but we joke now that we should create an STD game called Chlamydia, lol!

malaria, cholera,


I just love the way the word flows. As a name, of course I would NEVER. But that’s the point of the post I guess :slight_smile:

Enema and Catheter! (what a sibset!! Haha)

Agree on Cholera and Malaria!

This reminded me, one of my friends gave her babydoll a unique name as a child and announced it to her parents, let’s say it was a mash up of [name]Valerie[/name] and [name]Regina[/name]. Oops.

[name]How[/name] about Rubella? It might be a nice alternative to [name]Isabella[/name] lol :wink:

some of these are hilarious!
“Enema and Catheter! (what a sibset!! Haha)”


Quilt. If it were a name, I think it would be among the top of my list.

Unsuitable girls:
[name]Allegra[/name] (the allergy medicine)
Patella (knee cap)
Caterax and Cornea sib set!!

Unsuitable boys:

This is fun!!

And we can’t forget the lovely and unsuitable name Viagra

LOL This post is hilarious! Rubella & Ariola are the funniest!

I have definitely thought about this before.


Salmonella, to get the ella ending that is so popular.

I heard about a science teacher from a friend who wanted to name his girl Mitochondria because he thought they were such a beautiful concept. He didn’t, but his girl was named [name]Maia[/name], apparently short for 'M@tt and [name]Irene[/name]‘s Acc1dent’.

These post are brilliant! I did have a giggle at the meaning behind [name]Maia[/name] by @dearest. Keep them coming, also mentioning a few more names a few people have thought were good names;

Methane (The [name]Ethan[/name] in this confused me in chemistry class back in the day, I thought the teacher was saying [name]Bethan[/name], therefore my friend said it would be a cool name for a boy!)
Armadillo (I asked my niece if she had a baby brother, what would she name him…this was her answer, bless)

[name]Polly[/name]-[name]Esther[/name] (Polyester)

I know a girl called [name]Avery[/name] [name]Virginia[/name]. On their own they’re alright but she gets a lot of people saying its like Ovary Virgin. I used to like [name]Laurie[/name]-[name]Elle[/name] until I realised its like Loreal the hair products brand