I don't think threads like this are a good idea. Discussing names you really don't like, or even hate, sure. But saying things like 'it disgusts me' or 'get over yourself' I think are very harsh/personal and just add to the whole mommy war mentality.
I do get it, i just think some comments are a little unnecessarily harsh. I totally have heard names that I though 'really?', but of course would never say to anyone that chose it.
The ones that I've heard used recently that I was really not feeling the love for were:
I also think its interesting how meeting a little baby can occasionally change your view of the name. My cousin named her baby Sloane, which I really thought was awful, but this girl actually wears it with quite the gusto. Its still not something I would pick, but I don't feel as negatively towards it.
Additionally, Clara was used by a friend of mine, and I thought it was a bit dated, and odd. All I could think of was batty Aunt Clara from Bewitched. But now I love the name and would probably consider using it if it wasn't already 'taken'.
The ultimate worst are booze names. Bailey, Chardonnay, Jameson, Brandy or anything similar.
There is a girl in my daughters class called Berkley. She's a precious little girl but I can't help but cringe when her mother calls out "Berky!" in the play ground.
My brothers sister names her second daughter Clementine. At first I thought it was ridiculous but I find that it really suits her now.
My daughter went to a summer school and came back and said "I met a Lovely girl today, mummy." I said, " whats her name?" "Its Lovely!" What? Her name was Lovely? Poor child!
I like Henrietta and Clementine!!!
Originally Posted by redrover
The most 'cringe worthy' to me are: