I am utterly fascinated with baby names. As a 15-year-old, I asked for a baby name book for Christmas. I am intrigued by baby name statistics. I religiously read this fantastic blog dedicated solely to baby name info and trends. I pour over the Social Security Administration statistics every time they are released (annually on Mother’s Day weekend, in case you are curious).
And I stressed about our son’s name more than just about anything else while I was pregnant. My husband and I didn’t agree on any names, and I was so focused on finding the perfect name, I could think of little else. It wasn’t until after our baby was born that we even settled on his name. I was terrified that I would pick a name that was too popular, or one that people hated. So much so, that I refused to tell anyone the names we were considering because I didn’t want to hear negative feedback.
According to Laura Wattenberg, aka the Baby Name Wizard,
There’s name rage in the streets. People write in to us raging against what their neighbors name their babies. Everyone wants to be different. That’s the No. 1 thing we all have in common.
This is clearly a topic of interest for me, nay, an obsession. I recently read an article about 10 Ridiculous Baby Naming Trends, and as I spend so much time thinking about it, here are my least favorite baby naming trends.
What are your least favorite names and trends?
In case you are curious, read about the least controversial baby names at Baby Name Wizard.