The Most-Hated Baby Names

Baby Name Wizard blogger Lauren Wattenberg recently scoured hundreds of U.S. messageboards for mentions of the most “hated” baby names. She wasn’t looking for the weirdest names, but more specifically for negative reactions from people towards every day, popular names. You can read the full story here. Below is a list of the most disliked baby names she found:


1. Nevaeh
2. Destiny (people think it sounds “stripperish,” according to Wattenberg)
3. Madison (“it just seemed to grate on people,” said Wattenberg)
4. Mackenzie
5. McKenna
6. Addison (Wattenberg said this is an example of the #1 most-cited loathing category: “boys’ names used for girls.”)
7. Gertrude
8. Kaitlyn
9. Makayla
10. Bertha
11. Hope


1. Jayden (Many felt there were just too many of these names, and “it’s getting really old,” according to Wattenberg)
2. Brayden
3. Aiden
4. Kaden
5. Hunter
6. Hayden
7. Bentley (people considered the luxury-car association “trashy.”)
8. Tristan
9. Michael (“The whipping boy for people who scorned “common” names,” said Wattenberg)
10. Jackson