Baby Name Wizard blogger Lauren Wattenberg scoured hundreds of U.S. message boards 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.

Below is a list of the most hated 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


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

You can read the full story by Baby Name Wizard blogger Lauren Wattenberg here.

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