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What Are the Most Pretentious Baby Names?

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Several years ago, Gawker readers decided that Dillinger was the most pretentious baby name ever.

Certain surname-names do seem pretentious to me, but I don’t know about Dillinger. It makes me think of criminals.

I think names stolen from intellectuals (e.g., Aristotle, Einstein, Kierkegaard, Socrates, Voltaire) are more pretentious than surname-names.

What types of baby names do you think of as being pretentious?

Source: The Most Pretentious Baby Name Ever

Unusual Baby Names from Quebec – Awesome, Dung, Jde, Luzer

Over the weekend, I read through the giant database of Quebec baby names for 2008. Most of the names there were familiar English or French names. A few were (very long!) Native American names. Here are some that stood out:

  • Anakin & Anakyn (male) – Five of the former, two of the latter.
  • Archippe (male) – Means “horse-master” in ancient Greek.
  • Awesome (male)
  • Coatl (male) – Means “snake” in Nahuatl.
  • Dakota-Edison (male) – Strikes me as rather American-sounding for a Canadian name.
  • Dune (female)
  • Dung (male) – One of those names that gets lost in translation…
  • Eileen Osiris (female) – Interesting combination.
  • Ellliot (male) – Another triple-L in Quebec!
  • Elyjah Woody (male) – Elijah Wood fan, perhaps?
  • Enzo Versace (male)
  • Jde (male) – Pronounced…Jade? Jude? Hm.
  • Junior Aroma (male) – Less offensive than Senior Aroma.
  • Kaleb-Wolf (male) – Reminds me of Nakoa-Wolf.
  • Kierkegaard II (male)
  • Lady Victoria (female) – The most regal-sounding entry.
  • Lazuli (female)
  • Loveland-Jacobs (female)
  • Luna Mist (female)
  • Luzer (male)
  • Maully (female)
  • Obama Kerby (male) and Stephan-Obama (male)
  • Owen-Walter (male)
  • Ramses-Emmanuel (male)
  • Readily-Chang (male)
  • Ruly (female) – Better than unruly.
  • Schnobxxxxxxxxxxxx (male)
  • Thunder-Jr (male)
  • Tia-Maria (female)
  • Trevelle Anabelle (female)
  • Tyler-Layden (male) – Why yes, the baby name pop charts are indeed Tyler-laden right now.
  • Velvili (female)
  • Vernadette (female) – Vernon + Bernadette maybe?
  • Wyclef Jean (male) – There are fans, and then there are superfans.

Have an opinion about any of the above?

If you’ve perused the list yourself, do you remember spotting anything interesting?