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Nancy Friedman of Fritinancy wrote a great post the other day called What Makes a Bad Name Bad?
It’s about company and product names, but her four “badness patterns” can be found in baby names as well.
- Counterintuitive spelling: Addtakizz, Hunni, Kwincee, Maxxamillion
- Inappropriate connotation: Adolf Hitler, McLovin, Miller Lyte, Violence
- Awkwardness: Abcde, Nevaehtnes, Q’Tyyr’N, Yan Ebyam
- The bandwagon effect (a.k.a. trendiness): Aiiden, Jaeden, Xaidyn; Aamari, Damarri, Zamauri
Can you think of any other bad baby names that fall into one (or more) of the above categories?
I found this one via Stupid Kid Names (which is hilarious, btw).
The folks over at BabyNames.com think McLovin is a baby name.
McLovin is indeed from Superbad. It’s the name Fogell chooses for his fake ID. And the other characters openly mock it:
What kind of a stupid name is that, Fogell? What are you trying to be, an Irish R&B singer?
So…not really baby name material.
But I’m not surprised McLovin is in the BabyNames.com database. These are the people who think Caleb means “rage like a dog” and Diego means “short form of San Diego.”
I am surprised, though, that users of the site rated the name 3+ stars. Somewhere in between “it’s okay” and “pretty good.” (Who are these people?)
I’m also surprised that they left the definition at “created name.” Come on BabyNames.com, don’t disappoint us now! Just borrow one of Urban Dictionary’s definitions. I think “sexy hamburger” is a good one.