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    Weirdest Baby Names of 2013

    As I was checking my emails, I found an article on ParentDish about 2013's weirdest baby names (http://www.parentdish.ca/2013/12/09/...st-baby-names/ ) According to the article, the data is taken from BabyCenter, a popular baby site. According to BabyCenter US, 43% of parents chose an unusual/creative name this year (so the article says). This is the top 10 list they provided for the 'weirdest baby names of 2013'.

    Boys:

    Osbaldo
    Danish
    Rocket
    Yash
    Cub
    Zion
    Panda
    Hurricane
    Leviathan
    Legend


    Girls:

    Azza
    Kiwi
    Fairy
    Archita
    Wrigley
    Kukua
    Ezgi
    Blip
    Nyx
    Green


    What do you think? Are these weird enough to be the weirdest?
    Ladies: Florence•Amelia•Daisy•Martha•Millie•Scar lett•Sophia•Poppy•Freya•Amelie•Maisie• Olivia•Charlotte•Imogen•Harriet
    Evie•Lillian•Isabelle•Ella•Louisa•Eleano r•Violet•Lucy•Annabelle•Phoebe•Elsie•M innie•Matilda•Grace•Evelyn•Pixie

    Gentlemen: Albert•Matthew•Henry•Louis•William•Harry •Teddy•James•Charlie•Christopher• Ernest•Andrew•Adam•Thomas•Alfie
    Edward•Archie•Daniel•Harrison•George•Sta nley•Joel•Rafferty•Michael•Samuel•Winsto n•Freddie•Darcy

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    I kind of like Kiwi for a little lady.

    Some of these names don't surprise me - Zion for example isn't weird at all.

    Panda though, or Hurricane? Not great.
    New username is @ truenature

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    Some of these are pretty weird, but I'm reminded of a list I compiled from the 2011 data with some pretty out-there ones... Among them...

    Girls:

    Blessyng (Bad enough to name her Blessing, but Y the Y?!)
    Jermany (Again, bad enough to call her Germany...)
    Sheccid (Perhaps this is a legitimate name in some culture, but it looks like a cross between Shelly and Flaccid... ew.)
    Swayze (Naming after Patrick Swayze? ...A daughter?! Swayzee and Swayzie were also listed. Altogether they amounted to 52 girls in 2011. Sigh.)

    Boys:

    Jakevious (Jake and Mischievous, somehow combined for maximum horrible factor...)
    Sauron (This is just mean.)
    Winifred (I guess that's one way to get Freddie...)

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    Zion isn't all that weird, I know a Zion (who is a teenager) but it does surprise me that it is on the Weird list.

    We New Zealanders call ourselves Kiwis, (because of the national bird) but naming a baby Kiwi? No thanks.

    Maybe Cub is the new Bear, or Wolf?
    Jude, blackbird.

    Amelia \//\ Goldy \//\ Halcyon /\\/ Hero \//\ Frances /\\/ Marian \//\ Olive /\\/ Poppy \//\ Robin


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    Quote Originally Posted by jasmine.lee View Post
    Zion isn't all that weird, I know a Zion (who is a teenager) but it does surprise me that it is on the Weird list.

    We New Zealanders call ourselves Kiwis, (because of the national bird) but naming a baby Kiwi? No thanks.

    Maybe Cub is the new Bear, or Wolf?
    that's what I guessed, parents who wanted to go for Bear/Wolf but felt it was 'too trendy' so they needed to go one step above with Cub :P
    Ladies: Florence•Amelia•Daisy•Martha•Millie•Scar lett•Sophia•Poppy•Freya•Amelie•Maisie• Olivia•Charlotte•Imogen•Harriet
    Evie•Lillian•Isabelle•Ella•Louisa•Eleano r•Violet•Lucy•Annabelle•Phoebe•Elsie•M innie•Matilda•Grace•Evelyn•Pixie

    Gentlemen: Albert•Matthew•Henry•Louis•William•Harry •Teddy•James•Charlie•Christopher• Ernest•Andrew•Adam•Thomas•Alfie
    Edward•Archie•Daniel•Harrison•George•Sta nley•Joel•Rafferty•Michael•Samuel•Winsto n•Freddie•Darcy

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