Geeks Forever

Some baby names just seem irredeemably geeky, on a permanent no list for the modern child. The baby names here qualify for now on the boys' side -- though we've learned in the world of baby naming, to paraphrase Heidi Klum, one day you're out, and the next day you may be very very in.
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  • Melvin

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    This once perfectly respectable surname has suffered decades of abuse, not least by Jerry Lewis's demented, spastic character in the fifties.  Read More 

  • Mervin

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    A blend of Mervyn and Marvin that is every bit as dated as either of the originals. That -erv sound is difficult no matter what. Read More 

  • Norbert

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    This one comes with a sign on it reading "Kick me".  Read More 

  • Orville

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    Only if you're an aviation buff or seriously addicted to popcorn.  Read More 

  • Sherwin

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    You won't win with Sherwin.  Read More 

  • Sherwood

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    Unfashionable surname, best left in the forest with Robin Hood and his Merry Men.  Read More 

  • Wilbur

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    If you had to pick a Wright brothers name, even Orville might be preferable.  Read More 

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