Six Seriously Scary Baby Names for Halloween

I didn’t have time to pick out 666 names, but here’s a quick list of six:

6. Adolf, but only when used with Hitler.
5. Hannibal, because that Hannibal Lector association is unshakable.
4. Ichabod, because of Ichabod Crane, and because of the name itself. Ick.
3. Butcher: a person I’d want on my football team, but not in my home.
2. Kutattca, which means “bear scattering intestines of a person as it eats him.” Lovely.
1. Monoxide, perhaps the worst baby name I’ve ever seen.

All boy names, ironically.

Can you think of any other scary names?

14 thoughts on “Six Seriously Scary Baby Names for Halloween

  1. Damien! I used to love the name, then I saw The Omen, quite belatedly, and I haven’t been able to think of it the same way since!

  2. I have been trying to think of a ‘scary’ girl’s name all day– it seems so weird that NOTHING comes to mind…!

  3. The only ones I can come up with are Medusa and Maleficent. And maybe Ursula. (Same with Damien, though–could be a sea-witch, could be a saint. Associations from both ends of the spectrum.)

  4. I always think of Morticia (which comes from ‘mortis’ meaning death, & its so close to mortician) from The Addams Family (probably because i love that show). Wednesday is gives off a scary vibe as well. Both these names are on my GP list, i love them, but would NEVER use them unfortunately! Also, Dementia & Blair (witch project)

    For boys, Voldemort & Darth Vadar.

    I think Adolf & Hitler are the scariest names on the list imo.

  5. I think the snake woman was Medusa, which Nancy mentioned above. I did think of another girl name– Lolita. By itself it’s kinda pretty, but the images it conjures are not so good.

    Alice: good call on the Addams family names! Dementia would be horrible! :)

  6. I named both of my boys names from scary movies on purpose. My fiance and I thought of all the scary movies we could think of and picked the best names. I named my oldest son Dameon, like from the Omen. Just spelled it different. And my youngest son is Cain. From The Exorcism of Emily Rose, one of the demons that possessed her. And if I ever have a girl I’m going to name her either Regan, from the Exorsist, or Samara, from The Ring.

  7. Re Alice “wednesday gives off a scarey vibe aswell”
    Wednesday Addams was named in relation to the children of the week poem by good ole mother goose:

    Monday’s child is fair of face,
    Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
    ******Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
    Thursday’s child has far to go.
    Friday’s child is loving and giving,
    Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
    But the child born on the Sabbath Day,
    Is fair and wise and good and gay.

  8. I have scary girl names! Here they are:

    (Means blood in Latin)



    (Means one who carries a knife)


    (Devil Child)


    (Psycho demon)



    (Since I watched Elfen Lied, it’s always been a bit creepy. It also means fragile one that kills in some language or something…)


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