The Baby Names We Hope We’ll Never See Again After 2020
Donald: In 2019, Donald was at its lowest point since 1900 (when the SSA began collecting this data) at #553.
Karen: The name became a stand-in for a late-middle-age woman who needs to speak to the manager. With Karen incidents and memes at an all-time high in 2020, that name will probably drop further than #660 in 2019.
Chad: Because of the number of white men in their 40s bearing the name Chad (it peaked at #29 in 1971), it easily became the name of a certain type of privileged, popped-collar, loafer-wearing guy. It now sits at #894.
Brock: This name never broke the top 200, but how anyone could give this name to their baby boy after Brock Turner’s rape trial in 2016 is beyond us.
Harvey: People must have some strong family connections to this name, because even after Ronan Farrow and the #MeToo movement took down Harvey Weinstein, it is still #404.
Alexa: Sure, the technology Alexa will likely have a different name by the time your kids are older, but in the meantime, you will be accidentally playing music and hearing the day’s weather all the damn day if you name your baby Alexa. After peaking at #32 in 2015, it’s down to #139 right now.
Melania: Melania’s only appearance in the top 1000 names in this country was a blip at 933 in 2017. The question is, do u care?
Kyle: Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. In 2019, it was ranked #262 and has been steadily declining.
You'll want to think twice before you name your baby. I mean, there's a LOT at stake.
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