How popular is the baby name Violence in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Violence and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Violence.
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?
Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii — this used to be the actual name of a 9-year-old girl from New Zealand.
She had been so embarrassed by it that she “had refused to tell her friends her name and went simply by “K”.”
Then Judge Rob Murfitt stepped in. While presiding over a custody hearing for the girl, he decided to make her a ward of the court in order to change her name. He wrote in his ruling:
The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child’s parents have shown in choosing this name. It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily.
Thank you, Judge Murfitt. You did the right thing.
Other baby names Judge Murfitt has seen in the NZ Family Court system include:
Cinderella Beauty Blossom (blocked)
Fat Boy (blocked)
Fish and Chips (twins) (blocked)
Keenan Got Lucy (blocked)
Midnight Chardonnay (allowed)
Number 16 Bus Shelter (allowed)
O.crnia (changed to Oceania)
Sex Fruit (blocked)
Spiral Cicada (blocked)
Twisty Poi (blocked)
Yeah Detroit (blocked)
P.S. Yup, New Zealand is also where 4real‘s name was blocked. (Superman was later approved.)
Source: NZ judge orders ‘odd’ name change