Most Outrageous Baby Names of 2012

Most Outrageous Baby Names of 2012It seems there is an even bigger fascination with celebrity baby names lately and everyone — celebrity or not — seem to be trying to outdo everyone else with their name choices.

While I try to stay away from the common and (what I call) boring names for my kids and prefer the more unique ones, there are just some names that can fall too far into the unique category for me.

There’s no doubt that pop culture and celebrities have been influencing baby name decisions for a long time, and I don’t see that changing any time soon. Nameberry shared their top choices for the most outrageous baby names of 2012. There are some names that have turned popular thanks to books and movies and even a name that have been giving to a child thanks to … Twitter?

Click through to read the most outrageous baby names of 2012:

  • Hashtag 1 of 6
    When this one came into the light, there was a lot of press over this child being named Hashtag. While it's not one that I would personally give to my kids, I really don't think it's that bad. Though, it is pretty outrageous.
    Read: Parents name their baby Hashtag.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence 2 of 6
    That's quite the mouthful, isn't it? I am all for multiple middle names (each of my children have 2), but this one must have some deep family meaning or they just could not come to an agreement.
    Also read: Uma Thurman Reveals Daughter's Name.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • Beretta 3 of 6
    A name for a firearm, this name made the press when Bristol Palin's ex, Levi Johnson had a daughter and announced that Beretta was her middle name. That's a pretty intense name for anyone and feels even more so for a girl.
    Read: Bristol Palin Congratulates Levi.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • Kingsolomon 4 of 6
    Some people just think their child is born for royalty and instead of ignoring that feeling due to blood line, they give their child a fitting name. According to Namberry, the name Kingsolomon has been given to 5 boys in the US. Also, there are girls named Milady.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • Katniss 5 of 6
    If you loved the book and then the movie adaptation "The Hunger Games", you may feel inclined to name your daughter after the lead character, Katniss. While I don't think the name is totally horrible, given the popularity of the series, everyone will connect the inspiration.
    Photo credit: photostock.
  • Blue 6 of 6
    This one made a huge deal when Beyonce and Jay-Z announced the name of their daughter Blue Ivy earlier this year. There was an almost-as-big-stink when Gwenyth named her daughter Apple. I kind of like the name Blue and according to Nameberry, other color names are on the rise (like Silver).
    Photo credit: photostock.

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