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10 Creepiest Baby Names (in time for Halloween)

By paulabernstein |

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Baby Name Inspiration?

Having a Halloween Baby? Even if you’re not, would you consider naming your baby after a horror movie? surveys spooky names from classic horror movies, books and TV shows.  Their list includes “Harry Potter” names and “Twilight”-inspired names (Jacob and Bella), but those aren’t seriously scary so I didn’t include them here.

I’ve whittled down their suggestions (and added some of my own) to round out the list.

10 Creepiest Baby Names

1. Regan – the possessed girl in “The Exorcist”

2. Carrie – the blood-covered girl in the the Stephen King movie of the same name.

3. Hannibal- as in Hannibal Lector

4. Rosemary – “Rosemary’s Baby”

5. Freddie – from “Nightmare in Elm Street”

6. Dexter- TV’s serial killer

7. Norman – Hitchcock’s psycho killer

8. Chucky- I’m Chucky. Wanna Play? (from “Child’s Play”)

9. Christine – Stephen King’s evil car

10. Damien – the devil child in “The Omen”

Can you think of any other spooky baby names I forgot to include? And would you name your baby after a horror movie?

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About paulabernstein



Paula Bernstein is a freelance writer and social media manager with a background in entertainment journalism. She is also the co-author of Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited.

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0 thoughts on “10 Creepiest Baby Names (in time for Halloween)

  1. K says:

    Don’t forget Malachai!

  2. paulabernstein says:

    Bob, I was on the fence about Jason and Christine since when you hear the names, you don’t automatically think of their horrific onscreen namesakes. And Carrie is on the fence.

  3. goddess says:

    I wanted to name our youngest “Damian”. I love the name- still has an old-world flavor to it- and this generation doesn’t even know about the Omen. Hubby really didn’t like it, so I didn’t use it.
    All of these are fictional characters anyway.

  4. PlumbLucky says:

    Michael, if your last name matches “Meiers/Myers/etc.”

  5. Libby says:

    Carol Ann, Ichabod, Victor, Freddy, Ash, Coraline, Egon…..

  6. Vegas says:

    Yeah, I’d go with real guys. Osama, Jeffrey (Dahmer), John Wayne (Gacy)…

  7. Jeffy says:

    Mildred Kemp :P

  8. Kaitie says:

    I have a friend who actually named his son “Draven Lucifer”…. Are you kidding me?!

  9. Stacey Koehler says:

    My first born grandchild was born this past Christmas eve and my daughter named him Damien. I’m so tired of all the people that immediately mention the movie when they hear his name!

  10. lucy says:

    We named our son Damian and every loves it! Our friends who know of the Omen always tell us how COOL it was that we gave him that name. HA! And the younger crowd of friends and family don’t have a clue of the Omen, so they just think it’s a cool name. On a side note, Damian is very popular in Europe and w/our parents being both from Europe, we were able to represent, in our own unique way.

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