Oh, Have You Met My Kids, Panda, Phone and Cheese? The Weirdest Baby Names of 2013

Unfortunately, no youngsters named Swag or Butt this year.

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So, we already know that people are naming their kids after characters on TV shows like Breaking Bad and Homeland. But then there are the parents who’ve decided to stray from the norm, get creative and just go for it.

Parenting website BabyCenter has released its annual baby name special report, which includes a roundup of the year’s most unusual monikers. Upon first glance, there are some clear standouts here. For girls: Blip, Fairy, Kiwi. And even more for boys: Ajax, Baobao, Cheese, Danish, Egypt, Jag, Panda, Rocket. Keep in mind: these kids are the future. In 50 years, we could have a president named Kiwi and an international fashion icon named Cheese.

The best part of BabyCenter’s report, though, is that it includes a handy little database that allows you to search for any and all possible names. NewsFeed ran through some searches and found that all of the following names have at one point been granted to real human beings:

  • Swag (two in 2012)
  • Butt (three in 2010)
  • Hotdog (two in 2012)
  • Butterbean (6 in 2013)
  • Phone (three in 2013)
  • Freak (34 in 1995)
  • Poopy (three in 2010)
  • Superman (two in 2012)
  • Mushroom (three in 2008)
  • Elbow (three in 2009)

Oh, and then there were the many varieties of Beyoncé: Beyonce, Beyoncee, Beyounce, Breyonce, and Veyoncé.

But you shouldn’t rely on us to find all the obscure names. Visit the baby names finder, use your imagination and see what you can dig up. (But don’t bother searching for “Twerk” or “Selfie.” We already tried those.)

(h/t New York Magazine)

10 comments
LiamHickey
LiamHickey

The thing about the name Ajax is that it may seem to be derived from a cleaning product, but the cleaning product itself derived it's name from the legendary greek warrior Ajax who fought in the Trojan war in Homer's epic "The Iliad," written well over 2000 years ago.

I do hope those parents named their child Ai-acks like the greek name instead of the Ay-jacks most people know of...

gigy625
gigy625

Le-a (Le*dash*a), lol, was the funny name of my day.

whitea42
whitea42

Here were a couple Boys names I found...

Boo-Monkey

Boy-Boy

Crumb

Cup

Da-Da

Day-Day

Fanny

Full

Grunt

Jumanji

Little

M-Dog

Mator

O-Boy

Obi-wan

Octopus

Pot-Pot

Proud

Queen

Stillborn  <<<Yeah, that's messed up!

Twins-Boy

Twins-Boys

Twins-Girl

Un-Known

heather73
heather73

Maybe Poopy was suppose to be Poppy?

Sephia81
Sephia81

As long as they didn't name the kid "Poopy Butt".


I can see the excuse now though "It's pronounced "pop-ee" and "bee-you-tee"; not "Poopy Butt"!"

Geez La-a (Ladasha) what is wrong with you?! O.o

GregBulmash
GregBulmash

Doody hit a high of 4 baby boys per million last year.

Sports-loving dads peaked ESPN at 10 baby boys per million in 2005.

robuddi
robuddi

@dgdoesstuff It's a baby, a human being, not a dog.