What is the cringiest name you have seen/heard given to a child?

After over a decade in public school classrooms, do I have a few for you. Here, in no particular order, are the ones I will never, ever forget.

  1. Gina. Should be easy right? (Gee-na). Nope. Its pronounced Jai-na, as in the last two syllables of some lady bits.
  2. La-a. (Laaaaa? you wonder…) Nope. La-dash-a. I always thought that this was a unique one I would never see again, but it turns out a doctor from Florida who responded to this post had a patient by the same name.
  3. Dae 1 (The 1 was a superscript, like an exponent in a math equation). Yep. Day One.
  4. Rainy Dae. Oh, and she later had a daughter she named Autumn. Autumn Dae.
  5. Swinkels. (Swin-Kells) When you’re a young man from a rough neighborhood, you have a lot stacked against you already. A name like that certainly doesn’t help. This kid ended up in jail for murder.

Swinkels Laporte, Maxwell Wiggins, both of Springfield, found guilty of murdering Tracy Bennett

6. A pregnant 16 year old student who decided to name her son Dasani, because “it was unique and I craved it my whole pregnancy”.

Then there are the parents who LOOOOOVE a traditional name, but want to be ‘unique’ in the way they spell it. Here are some other, should be easy to spell but aren’t, names that I have seen over the years.

Megan - Mayghenne, Meaghiene

Brian - Bayrayan, Brienne (A young lady and yes, pronounced Brian and not Brianne)

Sara - In every possible combination you can think of.

Michael - Mykil, Mhykell, Mychael

There are a million more, but these are the best of the best.

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Do you have any examples of weird names given to children?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Paula Salem
Kātlin <- pronounced Kaitlin or Kaitlyn always thought it strange.
Oct 21, 2021 4:55PM
Raymond Cardona
Why give a child a name that's hard to pronounce or spell they will have enough issues growing up, enough with the cutesy names Bonnie
May 3, 2021 4:21PM
My favs were Phuc Dung, Holli Day and Thang
Feb 19, 2021 4:27PM
garrett scott
I have a female friend whose first name is Joni, pronounced Johnny. The story is that her father thought it would be fun. His last name was (is?) Walker. Taking her married name was a godsend for her.
Oct 10, 2020 8:11PM
Not in Washington State.Lauren Durrant,
Jun 17, 2020 5:25PM
Worked for CPS: Migraine,Poo poo
Jun 17, 2020 5:23PM
I went to school one year (grade school) with a girl named placenta .. Don't think her mom knew what it was just thought it sounded pretty. I always felt bad for her
Feb 5, 2020 11:22PM
Nancy Dean
Female. Fe ma lee pronounced. She said her parents thought the hospital named her, and being grateful they went along with the selection.
Jan 5, 2020 4:43PM
Siegfried Proslmeyr
And then there was Betty Swallocks
Dec 6, 2019 7:30PM
Lauren Durrant
Fortunately we have laws that bar parents from landing their idiocy on their babies. Twins, Fish and Chips was not allowed. Neither was Coca and Cola. I deem sterilise the parents. Kid doesn’t stand a chance. New Zealand
Nov 8, 2019 12:42PM
Kathy DeVries
Knight Mare, I felt so sorry for that baby boy.
Oct 1, 2019 7:23PM
Irma Rivera
I've got across to some strange names myself like when I was in school I had a schoolmmate named Casado which in English means married, a girl friend named Vida meaning Life in English a nephew named Ruha meaning spirit in Hebrew but the must rarest name is a man named Transito meaning transit in English...
Sep 13, 2019 2:33AM
Darlene Davidson
When it comes to names, stick to tradition. You don't want to tag your kid by date and fad. Daenrys was cool at the beginning of the series. By the end, not so much.
Sep 3, 2019 5:09PM
Patrice Hughes-Alfred
Charmin Toilette.
Jul 6, 2019 10:30PM
Edie Henderson
Petronella Trott and Domie Gooch
Jun 27, 2019 8:09PM

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