Prospective Parents, Take Note: America’s 10 Most Hated Baby Names

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It’s probably a good idea not to give your child one of the most-maligned first names in America.

Laura Wattenberg, author of a book entitled The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby, conducted an informal survey to find out just what kind of names people dislike.

(More on NewsFeed: See the top 10 baby names in 2010)

She found a few interesting trends. People dislike “gender-bending names” (when a boy name becomes a girl name like Addison) and names they can’t spell. People also often backlash against once popular names – these names too, must know what it’s like to be Britney.

The survey that a small minority of people people dislike “ordinary” names, but you know what? I bet those kids with “boring” names are thanking their parents for sparing them torment at recess. Thanks, Mom and Pop! (Although, this writer’s last name didn’t help.)

Top 5 Hated Girl Names:

  1. Nevaeh
  2. Destiny
  3. Madison
  4. Mackenzie
  5. McKenna

Top 5 Hated Boy Names:

  1. Jayden
  2. Brayden
  3. Aiden
  4. Kaden
  5. Hunter

(More on TIME.comSee how Hispanic and Latin names are becoming less popular)

1 comments
tbrier123
tbrier123

Writer, don't be ashamed of your name - one of Australia's greatest and well-loved fashion designers shares your last name - Lisa Ho..!!