Names You Don't Like. Name You'll Probably Never Like.
Anthony (Tony's OK)
Shaniqua, and I'm not trolling. The "Q" sound just makes it sound so ugly, I think a "K" would sound better. Shanika.
I despise any of the white girl names that start with "K" so that means Katie, Kaleigh, Kylie, Kendra, Kourtney, etc are nails on a blackboard.
Andrea or "AHNdrea"
Connor or Conor. Sounds like the prized son of a suburban Frau/Herr couple of vague Irish ancestry who like Irish soda bread and leprechauns but can't tolerate the taste of whiskey or the sound of pipes.
Any misspelled variations of Brittany: Britney, Britny, Brittny, Brittnee, etc.
Any "C" name spelled with a K: Kourtney, Kasey, Kash, Klhoe, etc.
Most of all: Jackson spelled as "Jaxon." UGH!
Gerri, Merri, Terri, Sherri, Debbi etc. Sounds so tacky Great Neck new money Jewish.
Any of the faux made up modern names bandied about by suburban clones.
Every Nancy I have ever met is, one way or another, something between nuts and evil.
For some reason, every Chad I've ever met has been an incredible douche.
I've met quite a few evil Alexs in my day, both male and female.
Affected and trashy.
I've never had any good luck with 'Joan' named bitches.
Wayne or any of the variations: DaWayne, DuWayne, LeWayne, DuhWayne.
Jacob = the ugliest overused name ever.
Names that give away the era you were born and no kids will ever be named those names again. Example, Kathy. Julie. Bertha. Carla.
Fucking stupid creative misspellings and combinations of names: Bayleigh. WTF?
Trig, Tron, Trag, Todd, Tad, Chet and Chad.
(I used to like Chad)
Earthy semi-ironic vintage names given to children in gentrified Brooklyn:
I loved the episodes of Mad About You after Jamie and Paul had their kid and spent several episodes coming up with a name. It was so non-funny (they just looked like idiots) and highly comical at the same time.
They came up with Mabel, one of the ugliest names ever, right up there with Bertha, Elsie and Hazel.
CAITLIN. And any name with an apostrophe in it.
My sister's name is Caitlin. You Americans don't pronounce it properly. It's Kat-LEEN, not CAIT-lin. I think Caitie's name is beautiful.
Wendy. It's a fat girl's name.
I like the name Parker.
It didn't used to be that way.
"Wendy. It's a fat girl's name."
I think that may be why Dave Thomas' daughter Wendy still has daddy and burger issues.
Any male name when given to a girl: Curtis, Evan, etc.
I like Brian but not Bryan.
Is this a sign of Asperger's?
Antwan and Tavis
Garth sounds like a skin condition.
[quote]Earthy semi-ironic vintage names given to children in gentrified Brooklyn
What's "semi-ironic" about "Oscar" or "Jack"?
Any other name that has an apostrophe.
Bill/William (Will is okay)
I hate the way "fuck" has been renamed "the F bomb." Only a moron would say "the F bomb."
"The F word" is bad enough, but it'll do on occasions where you don't want to say "fuck," but "the F bomb" marks its user as a pussy of the most pussified magnitude.
Jeffery - why would you need three syllables? Stop fucking it up. Jeff or Jeffrey is fine without that extra crap in between.
Dawn, Vicki, Ssssteven: they know why.
[quote] Wendy. It's a fat girl's name.
Mindy is the fattest of fat girl names.
My partner's Jewish family keeps recycling the same B names in naming sons for their dead grandfathers who were named Benjamin. Brett, Brandon, Brad, Blake. He'll say, "My cousin's son Brett is going to ..." and I have to stop him and say, "Which cousin and which Brett? There are at least three cousins' sons named Brett."
There are also a bazillion Scotts in his family, named for dead Samuels.
Funny thing is none of them are named Benjamin or Samuel, which are perfectly good names.
Vanity spellings (i.e. Tomas for Thomas)
After reading the latest sociopathic ramblings of Tenn. Tea Party shithead Stacey Campfield, I think little girls everywhere should demand their name back.
(OTOH, if 'Oscar' is gaining ground, I'm glad. A gay aesthete, a Broadway lyricist, and a gold statue come to mind. 'Earthy' it happily isn't.)
32! WTF! That's my mother's name and her mother's name and her mother's mother's name. And MY middle name. And, yes, the Irish are not always the most creative.
I love that name. It's simple, sweet and graceful.
My name is Anton but I DESPISE when people who don't know me call me ANTOINE. There is a significant difference between Anton and Antoine. I blow an internal gasket whenever someone calls me that.
I think a better list would be what is your favorite names. It's easy to list what you don't like but harder to say what you do like and open yourself up to that criticism.
One name I really love for boys is "Seth". I've never met an ugly or stupid Seth.
A name I love for girls is "Lydia". Elegant without being pretentious.
[quote]Any male name when given to a girl: Curtis, Evan, etc.
Add Douglas to this list. There was a thread earlier this year about a couple who were naming one of their twin baby girls Douglas. He could not be talked out of it. Apparently it used to be a girl's name 100 years ago.
[quote]One name I really love for boys is "Seth". I've never met an ugly or stupid Seth.
I know a Seth with a lisp. Unfortunate name for him.
Ismo (Finish name)
Fran (bad name for either sex)
Kylan or Kellan
any hyphenated first name (ex John-Paul,Jean Marc)
Randy - a 'husky' aka fat boy's name
Kim (bad for men, ok for women)
Sjors (Dutch name) sounds like a venereal disease.
Any female name that is named after an alcoholic beverage. Trashy
From experience, all boys with the name Jake or Joey tend to be hot.
Every Nick or Nicholas I've ever known has been an asshole, even little kids.
Steven (but not Stephen or Stefan)
Marc (but not Mark)
Tiffany (and related spellings)
Most names from the Old Testament
Mostly, I hate when the "ethnic" first name clashes with the family name which comes from a different ethnic group, ie Shannon Goldberg
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Fernie. I loath that name. Not every gay is named Fernie but every Fernie I've met is gay.
I don't have any problems with most of the names listed, except Antoine.
Hey! That's my name! Dickwad.
My name is Karl and, yes, I hate it and go by my middle name. I take solace in the fact that Karl is better than Carl, though.
Never met one of those that wasn't a snooty bitch.
I actually like guy's names with foreign origins that are spelled/prounanced differently - like Tomas and Luis.
I don't like girly names for guys like Shannon and Courtney. Or nicknames that persist after the age of 30 - Skipper, Chip, Sonny, Ace, etc.
Someone should make an "if you were going to have a child, what would you name it" thread. I think DL posters' taste in baby names they actually like could be fascinating.
Jacob...the worst name ever
Joshua...another awful name
Misspelled names drive me nuts, none so much as Michaela. I see it spelled Makayla a lot, A cousin of mine married a girl named Michaela and it was spelled correctly for once. Upon meeting her I asked her to thank her parents on my behalf for knowing how to spell her name correctly.
Names I hate:
Jack, Jackson, Jackie
Kim or Kimmy (Kimberly is fine)
Steven (Stephen is acceptable)
Mikell (Michael is fine but common)
Randall or Randy
Jebadiah or any other "adiah"
Dan, or Danny
Brittany or any variation thereof.
I also hate any name that is created by adding 'isha', 'quesha' 'ita' etc. to a random word to create an "ethnic" name.
Sitting in this room I can create several names this way
I hate this method of naming and I want to slap the parents of people.
I once considered writing a Children's mystery book about a character called Sherlokia Homegirl and her friend Watisha so that girls with these fucked up names could identify with some literally character.
Besides the obvious Berthas and Mildreds:
Deborah/Debra (sounds like you're vomiting as you say the name)
And ladies, enough with the Ava/Sophia/Emma/Olivia for girls born after 2000.
Gina...it's always some short, ill proportion bitch with a weight problem who hates pretty blonds or pretty asians.
I always pronounce it Gyna and I've NEVER met one that I like and who wasn't lazy and envious, with a big nose, too boot.
Hate the name Vinny as well.
I thought it was something that only existed in porn movies or "Hee Haw" but I actually met two Bobby Joe's (female at that). One was the wife of an ex co-worker and she had vanity licence plates that read "BJ" with some number beside it. I can only imagine how often she got honked at. I loathe those hick names: Bobby Joe, Betty Joe, Billy Sue.
What the hell do you dislike about the name Edward.?..You bitch!
Damen or Damien - both are terrible names
I just heard somebody address her friend as "Chablis." I looked up as I expected to see a divine figure in drag but no, it was a very vanilla soccer mom.