More than individual names, there are some trends I can't stand, like boys' names that rhyme with Aidan. While a lot of the names themselves are okay (Hayden, Jayden, Brayden), I just can't stand the trend.
I also don't like the trend of names that end with -n and have a ton of consonants that the parents seemingly throw together. I'm just making these up, but I see a lot of names similar to Kinstyn, Jannisten, Tramsyn, etc. It's very strange to me.
This topic is just excuse for expressing irrational hate at unique spelling, trendy names and popular names. A shame. I can't believe mischa added so many names. :facepalm:
I can't stand:
Pearl, Ethel, Edith, and similar old fashion names. Love Mabel, thou.
EDIT: Also: Renee.
Have never been a fan of Amanda , Renee , Nicole , Meg - that one is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Mason irritates me for unknown reasons. Also cant stand the weird spellings and made up names, also super trendy names, sick to death of all the Maddies and Bellas. The one name that tops my most hated list is that horrid Twilight name Renesmee... oh and anything ending with 'syn'.
There are plenty of names I don't like just because I don't. Nevaeh is the worst IMO. It looks and sounds awful to me, it's not very creative (although I'm sure the people who use it think it is), and it just strikes me as morbid to name your child "heaven" spelled backwards (I can't really explain why).
When you think about it, though, it doesn't really make that much sense to hate "misspelled" names or "word" names (like Clover, August, Apple, Winter, etc.) Names are just words. When you look up my middle name, Suzanne, it means "lily". It's the name of a plant, just in a different language. Why does that make it acceptable? Plus, it's not spelled the way it would be in Hebrew, so doesn't that mean it's a "cre8tive" spelling? We accept it because it's been used for a long time, but someone must have made it up back then, right?
I'm not saying that I like or would use a "cre8tive" name (I most certainly would not!); I'm just putting things in perspective.