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They named him what? Bad baby names

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

The worst baby names

Have you ever said, "Wow, that kid is going to hate her name when she grows up!" Certain names just evoke emotions in people for many reasons -- the name reminds them of someone they dislike or the name itself sounds silly or inappropriate. Other names are just embarrassing, cruel or simply terrible when paired with certain last names. Some traditional names (for example, Harry) when used with a last name like Butz might make him the center of unwanted attention and can damage his self-esteem. Check out these actual bad baby names taken from the US Census.

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Read 'em and weep

Parents today are interested -- more than ever -- in coming up with the most unusual and very cool name. Many of these moms and dads were often in classrooms full of kids with the same name, such as Sarah, Michelle, John and Matt. Perhaps they were even one of those children and grew up known as Michelle K. or Matt L. They may have the desire for their own child to stand out -- in a good way -- and have a name that everyone can remember.

What were they thinking?

Some parents take it to the extreme and use their naming powers to bestow names that are above and beyond unique. The reason for this may be the same as other parents but often the results are less than idea as the child grows up and becomes an adult.

You may have many different reactions to the names on the following list (generated from US Census data and are names of people who are -- or were -- living in the United States). You might find it disturbing, amusing or downright horrifying. If you and your partner are considering an extremely unique name, try to picture yourself as your child growing up with such a name.

Picture her using it as a child, in the classroom, as well as her as an adult, seeking a job and meeting her future spouse. Most importantly, remember to always pair it with your last name!

List of bad baby names

This is the list of the absolute worst baby names given to actual kids living in the United States, according to the US Census date:

  • Uranus Stukey
  • Ghoul Nipple
  • Acne Fountain
  • Lust T. Castle
  • Mary A. Jerk
  • Ima Whore
  • Mutton Bucker
  • Hugh Jass
  • Fanny Whiffer
  • Tackle Feigenbutz
  • Envy Burger
  • Bum Snoddy
  • Mule E. McCart
  • Lard Mooney
  • Good Hell
  • Emma Royd
  • Noble Butt
  • Naught E. Bishop
  • Stud Duck

What do you think of these bad baby names? Comment below!

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